MARK Betts has called on his new-look Burnham to give their all in the battle with relegation from the Hellenic Premier.

Betts and Jon Palmer took over first team duties at The Gore last week following the Blues’ split with Luther Blissett.

The joint-managers were given 10 matches to push Burnham up the league table and they got off to the perfect start with a 2-1 home win against Henley Town on Saturday.

Betts will continue in his role as head of youth development at Slough Town, he also has first team duties with the Rebels, but insists he is focused on keeping the Blues in the top-flight.

He told the Observer: “We were approached by Burnham and asked if there was anything we could do and, with the number of players that are at Slough Town, we thought we could help out.

“I spoke with Neil Baker and Jon Underwood to make sure it wasn’t a problem and they were happy for me to go because Burnham is a local club.

“Our academy is education-based and Monday to Friday, and on a Tuesday night I will still be with Slough because Burnham only have Saturday fixtures left. I will be training Burnham but it won’t stop me doing my first team duties at Slough.

“We’ve got a couple of players in the academy that are good enough to be playing at Burnham and, on Saturday, Dan Hicks and Gurkan Gokmen both played because they needed minutes.”

Betts added: “The challenge is to try and keep Burnham up and that’s all we can focus on because there’s so much to do.

“There are only nine games left to play so we will concentrate on getting the team right, and getting as many points on the board as we can. We will have a real go and the aim is to get them out of bottom spot.

“I think we will be okay but you never know what you’re going to get in football.

“We will give it 110 per cent and the aim is to get as many points as we can. We’re looking for the players to give everything, play for us and the club, that’s what is similar at Slough.

“We haven’t got time to watch other teams because we’re so busy at the moment. We’re just taking every game as it comes. We can’t worry about other teams so will just focus on ourselves.”

Bottom of the table Burnham are away to Brackley Town Saints this Saturday (3pm).