Carpenter led Bracknell Reserves to success in the President’s Division Two Challenge Cup last season and will be hoping to enjoy similar success as number one at Larges Lane.

Bracknell’s league campaign may have only ended two weeks ago, but Carpenter is already planning for the start of the new season in August – where he is aiming to lead Robins into the top eight of the Hellenic Premier.

“We’ve got a decent squad at the moment,” said the new Bracknell boss, who was sworn in late last week. “I think that is shown by our run of form since Christmas.

“I’ve always said that from Christmas onwards you see the real team, as before then there is a lot of coming and going early on in the season.

“But after that the squad is settled, and you get players who know each other and work for each other, so there is a lot more consistency.

“We’ve got the basis of a very good squad, but naturally you always look at how you can improve it and we’ll be looking to build on what Steve [Nebbett] and Danny [Oliphant] achieved.” One of the first moves that Carpenter will make will be to put his first-hand knowledge of the Robins reserve side to good use as he looks to promote players that he thinks are good enough to make the step up to the first team at Larges Lane.

Carpenter was quick to mention Dan Money, Dan Broadbear and Jake White as players that he believes are capable of advancing to the first team if they show the right attitude and grab their chance.

“I have a good relationship with the reserve players,” stressed Carpenter, who will be assisted by Keith Pennicott-Bowen in Robins’ dugout.

“Dan Money was injured last year but had a huge influence towards the end of the season.

“Some will get the opporunity to make a claim for a place in the first-team squad, and hopefully they can grab it and help us move forward.

“The club are looking for stability. The form at the end of last season suggests a top eight club, so that and a couple of cup runs to generate money will be the aim.”