NEIL BAKER believes that things are going great for Slough Town ahead of their clash with promotion rivals Kettering Town this Saturday (3pm).

The Rebels recorded a fourth straight win in the Southern Premier Division after a 2-0 victory over Tiverton Town on Tuesday. Goals from James Dobson and Chris Flood in the first half secured the three points at Arbour Park.

The win keeps Slough in second position in the league table, one place and two points above Kettering who have a game in hand on The Rebels.

The Poppies beat Slough 2-1 at Arbour Park on the opening day of the season, but Baker is confident his team are in a really good position to exact revenge at Latimer Park.

Speaking to the Observer, the Rebels joint-manager said: “Kettering are a very good side and have had a great start to the season.

“They were beaten in the FA Cup on Tuesday, which will be a big disappointment for them, but we’ve got a gameplan in mind to go and get something from the match.

“We know they’re a good side and it’s not the best pitch over there, so we are going to have to learn to adapt to that, but we’re in a really good position at the moment.

“We just need to keep doing it, keep banging the wins out. We will have off days where we drop points but we’ve just got to make sure those are few and far between.”

Looking back on the win against Tiverton in midweek, Baker said: “I was really pleased in the first half. We played some good stuff, kept the ball and passed it well, with two excellent goals.

“James had to do a lot for his goal but it was a great one, and for the second, it’s a great ball from James and a good finish from Chris.

“We kept the ball really well in the first half but in the second it went a little bit scrappy.

“In the last 15 minutes of the first half Tiverton stepped off it a little bit and we went out for the second half without the same tempo, and maybe we were over-complicating passes.

“But, we were solid defensively and didn’t really give them too many chances.

“I don’t think Jack Turner had a save to make so it’s a real solid performance and a big three points.”

He added: “It’s something we needed to do. It creates a bit of a gap in the top five, with Merthyr and Redditch both losing, so that’s good.

“We have 10 wins from 12 matches with 30 points and we’re through to the first round of the FA Cup, so things are going great at the moment.”

Baker continued: “That’s two and half games now without conceding a goal and I thought we were pretty solid defensively on Tuesday. Tiverton didn’t really have a chance.

“Two clean sheets is good, it breeds confidence throughout the pitch, and we are always going to score goals, so we’re delighted.

"We have got good players in the squad and whatever we seem to do seems to be working at the moment, so we will keep on doing it."

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