NEW Basingstoke Town caretaker boss Dan Brownlie would love to take over as manager.

He took over last Thursday after the club announced they had parted company with previous boss Martin Kuhl by mutual consent.

The Dragons turned in a very good performance for the new man in charge, as were well worth a point at AFC Totton last Saturday.

Tonight, the club were holding a board meeting to decide Kuhl successor, with Brownlie surely the perfect fit.

He has been assistant to the last three Basingstoke managers, having joined after great success at Hartley Wintney at this level.

Brownlie said: "I would love the job full time. It is bitter sweet for me as I have learnt some much from Martin during his time here.

Talking about the Totton game he added: "I felt the boys did really well and we deserved at least a point."

This Saturday, Town are FA Trophy at North Leigh and captain Dean Stow is still suspended, but Reuben Collins has served his ban.

Brownlie took training on Tuesday night and said: "I have every faith in the players we have here to go there and get a result. We know it is not going to be easy and due to our league position we will start as underdogs."

Talking about Kuhl departure Town chairman Terry Brown said: “We would like to thank Martin for all his efforts and hard-work.

"It was a difficult decision to make as we are all too aware that during the time our off-field matters have affected the playing side. But the run of results meant we felt we needed to make a change.”