A 100% league record in the month has been a very creditable platform on which to build towards the dream and he has generated belief in his players to be part of that.
Meanwhile, Hungerford Town Midfielder Ian Herring has been awarded the Player of the Month accolade for his performances throughout the month of January which saw the newly promoted side climb to 4th in the National League South standings.
In their first season at this level The Crusaders have surprised many with a number of solid team performances and they are certainly relishing the challenge of the Vanarama South which has taken the Berkshire outfit into and around the Play Off spots.
Everyone knows at Bulpit Lane that their first priority is off the field to meet grading standards but if they are going to meet those deadlines then creating a successful playing environment is in part likely to lead to new financial investment.
Leadership is a main reason why they have maintained a strong position and having an experienced skipper is a key to their current success.
Ian, just a few days short of his 33rd birthday, has been in the game for a number of years and is often on hand with his robust style of individual midfield play or to have a calming influence on and off the field when it matters. The player award this month recognises his personal efforts.