MANAGER Dan Carter pledged to help the whole club grow stronger after signing a new two-year deal with Rugby Borough.
Carter has steered the club to 13 wins from 13 matches to sit top of the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division.
They moved eight points clear of Alexton and New Parks, who have played a game more, after a 5-1 win at Sileby Town last Saturday. First-half goals from Jack Hilton, Tommy Glasscoe and Jim Farrow put Rugby ahead, and Glasscoe and Jay Finley added to the tally after the break.
Carter said he was ‘delighted’ to sign his deal with the Kilsby Lane side.
“We have laid the foundations for the senior side of the club to move forward and I am delighted to be part of that,” he said.
“The junior section of the club is second to none and all will have aspirations to play for our adult sides in years to come.
“Credit must also go to the Facility team at Kilsby Lane who have built a magnificent site for all our players to play football on and it is the envy of many throughout the Midlands. That has taken a lot of work and that’s why I am here to help the club grow stronger.
“The Rugby Borough Academy of Football will become a large part of our player pathway for season 22-23 and we have already been working with the academy manager to nurture players through the system and into our pool of adult teams.”
Carter, who has a lot of non-League experience, gained promotion with Long Buckby to Step 5 and took them to the FA Vase third round before parting with them to join the back-room staff at Coventry Copsewood.
He helped out at Rugby Borough pre-season but the club have now secured his services to take the senior section forward. He will be assisted by Kiel Mullen and Ady Fuller, who has returned to the club after a spell at Daventry Town
In a statement, the board said: “We are delighted to have secured Dan and his team for the next two years.
“We want to build something special here and we want the whole club to be part of it.
“Our results this season have been excellent with 13 wins out of 13 and sitting on top of the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division. We believe Dan and his team can deliver the objectives of our Football Development Plan over the next one, three and five years.”
Borough visit Stockton in the Coventry Charity Cup on Saturday, kick-off 2pm, and then entertain AFC Kilworth in the League Cup on Monday (7.45pm). Both sides are unbeaten.