New Carshalton Athletic manager Peter Adeniyi oversaw his first pre-season training session last week, and hopes fans will get behind the team and have Colston Avenue rocking when the real action starts.

The midfielder joined the Robins in February and his assured performances on the pitch quickly endeared him to team-mates and fans.

Adeniyi is new to management, and he becomes the Robins' eighth manager in four seasons, taking over from Chris McGinn who stepped down after just 14 games in charge at the end of last season.

However, he insists that the set-up and support at the club has left him unfazed about taking on the role.

“I’ve played against Carshalton many times during my own career and was always impressed with the set-up and stadium, but the progress it has made over the past few years has further impressed me,” said Adeniyi.

“The facilities are fantastic, the foundation of a good team is already here and the board has been fully supportive.

"I couldn’t wait for Saturday to arrive here as a player and I want to continue that kind of spirit as manager.”

The 36-year old put his squad, including the likes of Tommy Bradford, Sean O’Toole, Ricky Korboa and Mickel Miller, through their paces on Monday and he was pleased with everyone’s initial effort.

“I like the fact most of the squad are young enough to still be developed but they have now the experience of knowing what being in the Ryman South is all about,” he explained.

“I want us to continue playing the good style of football I found when I came here and we’ll work hard to press forward from finishing tenth last season.

"The players’ attitude was spot-on, and that bodes well moving forwards.”

Adeniyi has also organised a new pre-season friendly for Carshalton against old club Dulwich Hamlet in August before the Robins then concentrate on the business of winning league points and contesting cups.

“The support from the terraces was great last season and I hope that continues," he added.

"The players here are an honest bunch and will always give 100 per cent, so I hope the fans keep Colston Avenue rocking during games.

“I’m looking forward to getting on with my role moving forwards and I want to start repaying the faith and good wishes I’ve received so far as soon as possible.”

Carshalton's first pre-season friendly is at home again Merstham on Monday July 11 (kick-off 7.30pm)