NEW Windsor Under-18s manager Adam Sams has revealed his desire to build on the good foundations already in place at the football club, writes Rob Stevens.

Sams takes over the Allied Counties Youth League side at Stag Meadow from Ashley Smith and Jack Porter, who both left to join Egham Town.

The new boss aims to support the first team with the continued development of young players, with the Berks & Bucks Youth Cup a target for success.

Sams said: "There is a good foundation here and I really want to build on that, build on the connections we've got and push on.

"There's no real pressure on results though obviously we want to win football matches. Personally, I want to see as many of our U18s develop and play for the first team.

"A few have made some appearances in friendlies so now it's for their development to push on and help support Mick Woodham with the senior side.

"Jack Hall is a very good player and come off the bench a couple of times for the first team, while Jorven Sidhu and a few of others played in the friendly against Egham.

"Jack Simmons is currently injured but he would be looking to feature for Mick as well, so there are a few knocking on the door.

"We went quite far in the Berks & Bucks Cup last season so that's something we would look to go and win.

"For the development of the boys and myself, I want to see as many of them play first team football as possible. If I can help bridge that gap and support them to get there then that's great."

Windsor suffered a first home defeat in the Allied Counties League when losing 6-2 to unbeaten Central Division leaders Maidenhead United on Thursday.

The home side recovered from falling two goals behind to level the scores as Sidhu netted either side of the break, before Maidenhead struck four times in the final 25 minutes.

Sams commented: "We got back into the game very well and deserved a lot more, but credit to Maidenhead because they're a very good side. If you let them play they'll punish you.

"A couple of dubious decisions early on didn't help and credit to our boys for getting back into the game, but Maidenhead are a strong side and that's why they're in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup.

"Maidenhead are a National League U18s side and we all want to be at that level. There's a massive gap but we showed on Thursday how far our U18s and the club has come from previous years.

"We gave it a good go and for 60 minutes we were in the game, so that's where we definitely aspire to be.

"Maidenhead haven't conceded two goals for a long time, and in two rounds of the FA Youth Cup they've kept clean sheets, so credit to our boys for putting two past them.

"We had a little chat at half-time to be more confident and have a bit more belief. Jorven went and did that and it's a joy to watch him play."