BOBBY Wilkinson is delighted with the direction Bracknell Town are going and is more than hopeful the path he has mapped out will see them reach the play-offs, writes Dave Wright.

"We have made progress since we came in eight weeks ago and we will do everything we can to keep our run going as we want to be in the play-

offs," states the Robins boss, who this week was named the Isthmian League South Central Division's manager of the month for January.

"It is going to be a challenge, but that is where my experience will hopefully help. We need to stay calm and take just one game at a time."

Currently, the top half of the table remains congested, with Bracknell among several clubs with their sights firmly fixed on a top-five finish.

The Robins moved up to seventh place – two points behind Uxbridge in fifth – following their 2-0 win on Tuesday at third-placed Westfield, with Luke Holness and Seb Bowerman (penalty) getting the goals.

Wilkinson commented: "We have now kept five clean sheets on the bounce and that really pleases me.

"I was very proud of all the boys, they all worked hard, they gave me 100 per cent and I couldn't ask for anything more from them.

"The players are still adapting to the way I manage and how I want things done, but, as I have said, we are making good progress and hopefully, that will continue."

Last Saturday, the Robins had beaten Chalfont St Peter 1-0 at Larges Lane with skipper Max Herbert scoring in the opening minute. But they went on to squander numerous chances in a game they dominated.

More good news for the club arrived as goalkeeper Jason Matthews won the South Central Division's January Golden Glove Award after the 44-year-old had conceded just two goals in four games, including three clean sheets.

Town face a particular tough challenge next Tuesday (7.45pm) when they host North Division title favourites Maldon & Tiptree in the quarter-finals of the Isthmian League's Velocity Trophy at Larges Lane.

"Three of their players were at Wealdstone with me in the Conference," said Wilkinson.

"They have spent a lot of money and are a very strong side."

This coming Saturday, Town entertain a South Park side who defeated the Robins 4-2 at home in early December.