SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood insists his side cannot afford to drop points at home in their return to league action this week.

The Rebels return to action in the Southern Premier Division with a visit to Arbour Park from Welsh club Merthyr Town this Saturday (3pm), before Kings Langley make the journey on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Both Merthyr and Kings Langley are struggling towards the bottom of the league table while Slough are chasing the play-offs, but Underwood has warned his side against complacency.

He told the Observer: “Merthyr have had their financial issues and lost players, but have since got some back. They’ve started to get a good number of those players return, but they’re still not as strong.

“We’re going to be favourites but Merthyr are still a decent side and we will have to play well.

“We’ve to get six points because we’re playing catch-up and can’t afford to drop points. We’re playing two sides in the bottom half and are certainly going to target six points, but in this league you never know.

“The thing about this league is that, on their day, any side can raise their game to get a draw, and we can’t afford to drop two points.”

Underwood continued: “We will certainly not be complacent and are not fully flowing yet, but are starting to get to the levels of consistency we had in October before the big FA Cup games.

“We lost to Bishops Stortford at home about a month ago. That was a blow and a surprise, but we’re now unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions.

“We like to play at certain way at Arbour Park because the key is to win your home games and get what you can away.

“We have some tough Tuesday night away trips ahead of us and we’re going to drop points in those, so we have to make sure we are ruthless at home and take maximum points.”

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