JON UNDERWOOD has called on Slough Town to find a way to win at Frome Town this Saturday (3pm) and continue in their push for the play-offs this season.
The victory keeps The Rebels firmly in the play-off picture, seven points ahead of Banbury United in sixth position and with six matches remaining.
Mathematically, Slough need a maximum of 11 points from the 18 still available to secure a top-five finish, but Underwood has warned that Frome can threaten their promotion prospects.
The Rebels joint-manager told the Observer: “Obviously we’re getting into the last six games now so every one of them will be vital for us to finish as high as we can.
“Frome away is probably the toughest game that we have left. It’ s a ground we’ve not done well at in the last few years and they beat us earlier on in the season.
“It’s not an easy place to go. The pitch is generally not great and we have not been great in a ground we’ve found tough in the past.
“We will go there with plenty of confidence but it will be very difficult and I expect a battle.
PHOTO: Gavin James celebrates one of his two goals in the 4-1 on Saturday.
“Frome have a very good home record. They like to play and know home to make it difficult for other teams.”
Underwood continued: “We said to the players on Saturday it could not be more different to the game just gone. We were at home, saw a lot of the ball, and were able to get it down and play.
“You have to find a way to grind out a result in these types of games and that’s something we’ve not done in the past. We’ve not done it at the likes of Biggleswade, St Ives and Cinderford.
“There’s no reason we can’t and it’s not because we have played badly but we’ve come away with nothing. The performance is irrelevant what we really need is a result.”
On the race for the play-offs, he added: “Obviously it will need Merthyr and Banbury to go above us, so we will not need as many as 11 points.
“If we continue going as we are, at two points a game, we will finish on 92 points, so we’ve just got to keep on going and picking up points.”