LIAM Ferdinand looks on the verge of moving from Binfield to Bracknell Town, writes Dave Wright.

The striker has been training at Larges Lane, but the Robins said yesterday (Tuesday) he had not yet signed.

Binfield manager Roger Herridge has confirmed the player is leaving the club, adding: “Ferdy says he wants a new challenge.”

Town manager Mark Tallentire needs a new forward following the departure of TJ Bohane to Swindon Supermarine.

Bohane scored 46 goals for Town last season, just five more than Ferdinand.

Bracknell hope to resume where they left off last season when they meet Binfield at Larges Lane on Sunday (6pm).

Robins defeated their rivals a staggering six times, four of them in cup ties. But Moles will be looking for revenge against Mark Tallentire’s high fliers in the pre-season clash.

In fact, they could even meet each other twice eight days.

Their first encounter comes on the opening day of a four-team tournament hosted by the Bracknell club. It kicks off at 2pm this Saturday with Bracknell playing Combined Counties League side Eversley & California, and then at 6pm Binfield take on Wokingham & Emmbrook.

Sunday’s action sees the Sumas facing Eversley in the afternoon, followed by Binfield and Bracknell.

The tournament continues the following weekend with Binfield versus Eversley (2pm ko), followed by the hosts playing W&E at 6pm.

Being played on a league basis, the top two teams will meet a day later, July 16, to decide the outright winners with the other two sides fighting it out for third place.

Bracknell have been looking for a sponsor for the competition, but have so far drawn a blank, so there will be an admission charge of £3 for each game to cover match officials’ costs.

Holders Bracknell Town have a bye in the first round of the Hellenic League Cup, while Binfield face Woodley United, W&E visit Didcot Town Reserves, Ascot United go to Wallingford Town, and Sandhurst host Bicester.

Robins also miss out playing in the Hellenic Floodlit Cup first round, though Sandhurst go to Thame Rangers.

Bracknell hosted Hungerford in a friendly last night (Tuesday).

This Saturday Ascot face Camberley Town at Bisham (1pm).