BRACKNELL Town boss Kayne Steinborn-Busse is to take "some time away" from the club due to a medical reason, writes Dave Wright.

Director Steve Shortland will step in as part-time interim CEO and chairman, but will take over the CEO duties full-time next month.

A former Wasps rugby player, Shortland is the director of sport at Wellington College, although hie is currently on a sabbatical.

Steinborn-Busse released a statement last week in which he said: "This Saturday (November 30) will be my last day before I take some time away from the football club. I am not going very far, however, next week I have surgery planned which will keep me off work for the remainder of 2019 and into early 2020.

"Between now and the end of this year while I am recovering Stephen Shortland will step in as part-time interim CEO and Chairman.

"Stephen will join us in January 2020 as CEO, at which point he will take control of the first and senior teams, International Academy and Domestic Academy program, and the wider Under 18 to U6 Academy and Community programs.

"Stephen joins us from Wellington College where his role was Director of Sport. Stephen’s appointment is a huge step for us as a club and will help to ensure, in the years to come, we are the premier destination for youth football/education, senior and first-team football within the area.

"I have really enjoyed the past four years working extremely hands-on at the club, however, the time is now right to hand the day-to-day reins to someone who is far more qualified in player and athlete development than myself."

Steinborn-Busse, who has pumped huge sums of time and money into the club, is the driving force behind its enormous growth as he bids to take the club to a higher level in the non-league pyramid.

But the progress hasn't always gone smoothly with a number of obstacles being put in his path, mainly by objections and complaints from residents living close to the ground.

He says the club have now outgrown their Larges Lane venue and is seeking another site on the outskirts of the town or even further afield.

Ground-sharing with another club is a possibility, as is a joint venture with another local club.

On the pitch, Bracknell's 6-1 defeat at Ware left them 11th in the Isthmian League South Central Division standings ahead of next Saturday's trip to Reigate to face 14th-placed South Park, a side who have drawn half of their 14 games.

Then next Tuesday (7.45pm), Robins are in Velocity Trophy action when they host Hornchurch, who are currently fourth in the Premier Division and the side which defeated Town in the semi-finals last season.

Bracknell can also look forward to a second-round tie in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup after beating league rivals Chalfont St Peter on Tuesday of last week. They won 4-2 on penalties after the tie had ended 2-2, with Town squandering the two-goal lead that Nathan Minhas and Dan Bayliss had give them.