MANAGER Bobby Wilkinson believes Femi Azeez is a "fantastic" signing for Bracknell Town, writes Dave Wright.

The 18-year-old wide player has joined on loan – initially for 28 days – from Reading FC Under 23s.

"I want more cover at this stage of the season as we are picking up a few knocks, so I'm delighted to bring in a quality player," he said.

"Femi is a special player for me because he was with me at Wealdstone and I then sent him to Reading. When he signed a two-year pro contract, I was so chuffed for him.

"He can play wide on the right or left, or even down the middle if we need him to.

"He will give players like Luke (Holness) and Seb (Bowerman) a little bit of competition, which I want them to have.

"No one can feel comfortable in this squad, every player has to work hard to keep their place.

"I am always looking to freshen things up and that could mean bringing in a quality player."

Azeez made his Robins debut in their Velocity Trophy quarter-final tie against Maldon & Tiptree on Tuesday when they won 4-1 on penalties after the tie had ended goalless after 90 minutes.

Two other players signed by Wilkinson came good last weekend when Mickel Platt scored two early goals and Luke Holness one to set up the 4-0 win over South Park.

Bowerman completed the scoring from the penalty spot, with all four goals coming in the first half.

"Mickel deserved his two goals as he has been working extremely hard, but then so did every other player and I can't thank them enough for that," said Wilkinson.

"We should have had more goals, but I don't want to be greedy. I would take a 1-0 win any day. All that matters to me is to win and keep a clean sheet – which is now six in a row as far as the league is concerned. I am very proud of that.

"Neither Westfield last Tuesday and now South Park managed a shot on target, so well done to our defence.

"We will continue to work extremely hard both on defending and scoring goals and there will be no easing off.

"I still want us to be better all around the park."

Scott Rees and Nebay Haile, who both missed last Saturday's win due to injury, face fitness tests this week, while leading-scorer Nathan Minhas, an unused substitute against South Park, is hoping to be involved this Saturday when Robins visit table-topping Hanwell.