SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood believes the match at Welling United this Saturday will be their toughest test yet in the National League South.

The Rebels travel to Park View Road unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions and having won all four league matches in September.

Underwood explained his side has shown great character to sit in fifth position in the table and with the second best defensive record in the league, but he has challenged Slough to build on their excellent start.

He told the Observer: “We’ve watched videos on Welling and they’re a very good side with experienced players that have played at a higher level, plus a manager that has won promotion from this division on numerous occasions.

“They’re set up to challenge for promotion this season so it’ll be our toughest test yet, even tougher than Chelmsford where people gave us no chance.

“Welling are in third place and we’re fifth so it’ll be a very tough game, but we will approach it right because it’s Welling away and I’m sure we will be right on it.

“I’m sure it’ll be a really close game and the sort of match we want to test ourselves in, in this league.

“We are under no illusions that it will be a very difficult game, but we’re on a good run and eight unbeaten so we can go there in confidence.

“We’ve shown great character in the league and we need to build on that.”

“We’ve done great to get 20 points on the board in 11 matches, and probably ahead of schedule if I’m honest, but once you get into a good position you want to stay there.

“But, it is not the end of the world if we do get beat on Saturday because we already have 20 points on the board and it’s been a really good September.

“We’ve got a really tough run of games in the league coming up, some against the sides in and around us, so we will know a lot more in the next five or six weeks about where we might end up.”

Grab a copy of the Observer today for all the latest sports news and action.