BRACKNELL Town skipper Max Herbert has revealed there is a real belief among the players they can get promotion, writes Dave Wright.

"Our main aim at the moment is to get into the play-offs places and then stay there," he said.

"Obviously, promotion is our main aim, but we are not getting too ahead of ourselves. We are just taking one game and see how things progress from there.

"It's a very good season for us so far. We had quite a tough start, but since just before Christmas we have turned things around and we moving up the table.

"There is a real belief among everyone that we are going to go up this year."

Herbert says he is very proud to be captaining the side adding: "I am really enjoying it. We have a great bunch of lads here and it's a club going places."

He is currently playing his best ever football in a Robins shirt, proving a real inspiration in the middle of the park.

Commenting on his own form, he said: "I was in America – playing college soccer based in Miami – for the first half of last year and only came back halfway through the season.

"So this is my first full season at Bracknell and had pre-season here as well.

"I am getting more used to the club and it's good having a full season under my belt."

But the attacking midfielder is keen to score more goals.

"One of my targets is to add a few more goals to my game," he continued.

"I got a couple lately, but I have only four league goals at the moment, but I would like to get to double figures before the end of the season."

Herbert was among the scorers when the Robins defeated Maldon & Tiptree 4-1 on penalties after a goalless draw last Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the Velocity Trophy for the second year running.

After keeper Mark Scott had saved the first of the visitors' spot-kicks, Seb Bowerman, Joy Mukena and Mickel Platt were also on target.

The Robins were good value for their win over the Isthmian League North Division leaders, who have yet to drop a point away from home this season, and were unlucky not to have sewed up the victory in normal time.

Having maintained a 100 per cent record through the group stages, they have now won eight Velocity Trophy ties in a row.

Bracknell join South Central Division rivals Cheshunt in the last four, while the two other quarter-final ties have yet to be decided.