Eynesbury manager Mark Ducket is backing Jordan Brown to be a big hit at a higher level.

The talented winger has earned a move to Step 4 side Peterborough Sports for next season after spending the past 18 months with Rovers.

“The Sports manager Jimmy Dean has been an admirer of Jordan for a long time,” said Ducket. “He’s a player with huge potential and we all wish him the very best there next season.

“Sports have a very good squad and being around players who have been at much higher levels could really help him.

“Jordan didn’t play as well as he can during last season, but he is unplayable on his day and he now has a terrific opportunity to progress.

“He’s the first in to training and the last to leave, and if he performs well at that level, he could kick on again and go much higher.

“Jordan is not someone I can replace in terms of his ability for the money he was on, but we’re making good progress with our squad.”

Brown is the only confirmed departure from the squad that completed last season while a number of players have already committed to another campaign at Hall Road.

Goalkeeper Aaron Butcher, defenders Jack Uttridge and James Ducket, midfielders Hayden Bream, Robert Ducket, wideman Nathan Westley, and strikers Craig Smith and James Tricks are all staying despite the purse strings being tightened.

“Plenty of lads are having to take a pay cut and it’s great that they still want to stick around,” added boss Ducket.

“Our performances didn’t come up to scratch for a lot of last season and we also didn’t have enough depth to the squad.

“Fading out of the top six was a big disappointment and putting that right will be the minimum goal.

“But I fear we’re all playing for second place with Rugby Town coming into the league. They’re a huge club for this level.

“They’ve got a manager who was at Step 3 last season and he’s already brought half-a-dozen players with him.

“It will be a big challenge for everyone else in the division to compete against them.”

Rovers return for pre-season training on July 3 with a first pre-season friendly being at home to higher-level Bedford Town on July 14.