ALAN Walters believes Slough are building a base for their three year plan to win promotion back into the Southern Counties league.

The Greenies were in turmoil last season as a points deduction for match fixing left two members of staff suspended and threatened the club’s position in the league.

Green shoots of recovery are now clearly visible at Tamblyn Fields after their Bucks Bowl win in December and Walters is now targeting a top six league finish.

“We’re trying to get consistency in our gameplan and make us more of a settled side,” Greenies assistant coach told the Observer.

“We are encouraging more players to come in and to finish in the top six would be a great gain after the turmoil of last year.

“There is a three-year plan to get us promoted but in order to achieve that we need to build a base with the players’ ambition.”

Slough returned to action from the Christmas break with a 15-15 home draw against Crowthorne on Saturday.

Craig Fullicks and Johnny Spandley scored the tries for The Greenies. Max Miles converted the try from Fullicks and also booted a penalty.

The draw at Tamblyn Fields leaves Slough in eighth position in the league table though they are just two points behind fourth-placed Didcot where they travel this Saturday (2.15pm).

“It was a typical first game back,” said Walters. “The first-half was extremely poor from both sides with no pattern play or discipline. We went 15-3 behind with poor decision making.

“We had a half-time rally and, in the second-half, played like we needed to but couldn’t win. It was a creditable draw in the end and a fair result.”

He added: “We had a great training session on Tuesday and look forward to putting the game plan back for Didcot on Saturday.”