BINFIELD FC manager Roger Herridge said he is "delighted" club legend Carl Withers has agreed to become his new assistant, writes Dave Wright.

“Once I heard Carl was interested in moving into management, it was a no-brainer in asking him to join my management team here," said Herridge.

"His experience and knowledge will certainly be a great help to me in the season ahead. I have no doubts Carl with be a success in his new role, he will fit in perfectly and I am really looking forward to working with him."

Withers made more than 600 appearances for the Moles, in addition to playing for Bracknell Town and Flackwell Heath.

He ended his playing career in February due to a knee problem which required surgery.

Binfield chairman Bob Bacon commented: “It’s great to have one of the greats of Binfield back at the club, in the dugout, supporting Roger and the team. There is no doubt he will have an impact both on and off the field.”

The club have still to confirm who will be replacing reserve team manager Ross Weatherstone following his switch to Bracknell and they will also need to find a new manager for their Allied Counties League team as John Polston has decided to give up the role.

Binfield held their presentation evening last Saturday with Gary Smith earning both the manager's and players' player awards, while the supporters' vote went to skipper James Knight.

The development manager's player of the year trophy was shared by Andy Bullett and Mike Davies, with Jamie Mitchell the choice of his fellow teammates.

Ryan Jones picked up the Allied Counties manager's player of the season award with Josh Harris securing the players' player prize.

Binfield hosted the wake of Darrell Freeland last Friday following his funeral service at Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium, where there was a huge turnout.

The former Bracknell Town secretary and a well-respected figure in non-league football circles died on April 28 at the age of 43.

Bob Bacon was part of a team that won a winner's medal at the Spanish Masters walking football tournament last weekend.