MICK Woodham believes Daniel Roberts still has a lot to look forward to with Windsor this season despite signing on dual registration with Slough Town last week, writes Rob Stevens.

Roberts, 20, joined Windsor from Bracknell Town in the summer and has impressed with his raw pace and natural goal-scoring ability.

He has netted 18 times in 27 matches in all competitions, including five in four games as Windsor reached the last-16 of the FA Vase.

Woodham is delighted Slough have backed up their interest in Roberts, which began after he impressed during a showpiece match at Arbour Park in May, by offering the striker the chance to train with them.

The agreement however will see Roberts remain with Windsor for the rest of this season and aid in his bid to become the leading goal scorer in the Hellenic Premier Division.

Windsor boss Woodham told the Observer: “We will keep Dan until the end of the season and that was our main priority.

“He will train with Slough at times between now and then, and spend pre-season with them, but we didn’t want to lose him at our football club and we’ve achieved that.

“He won’t play for Slough between now and the end of the season. He hasn’t let us down yet and there’s no need for him to go and play there.

“He will stay and play for us. There is no reason for that to change and there’s no room for manoeuvre on it all all.

“There was a lot of interest in Dan and, if he had signed elsewhere, we wouldn’t have agreed to it because the other club would’ve wanted him to join them straight away.

“It’s nearly a year since we were talking with Dan and his family.

“Slough are good operators and said that if he was enjoying his football and developing they would keep tabs on him. Neil Baker and Jon Underwood have been true to their word and backed up what they said - they’re good people.

“Whether or not Dan can make the jump up isn’t for me to say, but look at Ben Harris and all the improvement he made six years ago.

“If Dan stays injury-free and hits the weights to fill out a little bit then I’m sure he can flourish, plus he will benefit from having better players around him.

“It would be unfair for Slough just to take him for one game in every three now, but it’s a good opportunity for him and I’m sure he will take it.”

Woodham continued: “Dan is a smart boy and he’s getting the reward for staying with us all season. He’s better now for settling down at one club, which not a lot of people his age do.

“He will always play 90 minutes for us unless he’s injured. He has a lot of football to look forward to and play, so it’s a win-win all-round really.

“He wants to finish as the leading goal scorer in the league but he won’t do that if he ducks in and out of the team.

“I don’t see anyone else getting the goals for us.”

He’s vitally important and our main goal threat. The numbers tell you that and he understands it.

“He has his own targets and knows what we’re trying to do, plus Slough know that as well.

“We’ve all spoken about it and Dan is better staying her to become the leading scorer in the league and then cleaning up on awards night. That has to be his aim now.”