SLOUGH Town must urgently sharpen up in attack or risk more disappointment ahead.

That is the message from joint-boss Neil Baker following a frustrating week for the Rebels.

Jon Underwood and Baker’s men had to settle for a point at Dartford on Saturday after missing a string of goalscoring chances, having lost striker Chris Flood to injury in the warm up.

That was followed by a 2-1 home defeat to Truro City on Tuesday night when yet more wayward finishing cost them dearly after James Dobson had given the Rebels an early lead.

And Baker is in no doubt in which areas Slough need to improve.

He told the Observer: “We should have had three points at Dartford, we were the better side. Saying that, it wasn’t a bad point either.

“The problem was we needed to back that up by winning on Tuesday which, frustratingly, we didn’t manage to do.

“We didn’t play as well as we have been playing, though credit to Truro who worked us hard and the game was pretty open.

“We should have got something from it, but we didn’t take out chances.

“We just aren’t contributing goals from all areas of the pitch like we were, with the exception of James Dobson.

“Out centre halves, wingers and forwards aren’t chipping in.

“I know we are not going to score as many goals as we did last season because we are in a higher league now. But it’s an issue we need to address.”

Slough have scored 22 goals in 18 National League South fixtures this season and sit 15th in the table on 25 points, but with at least one game in hand on the majority of the teams above them.

Dobson’s fourth-minute strike against Truro on Tuesday was the midfielder’s 10th goal of the campaign and puts him ahead of Ben Harris (6) and Flood (4) in the scoring charts.

However, Baker admits it may be time to freshen things up.

“We always try an avoid making too many changes but, now and again, some fresh blood can give you that impetus,” he explained. “We may have to make one or two tweaks to the squad.”

Rebels are without a fixture this weekend and return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to league rivals Hungerford Town in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup quarter final (7.45pm ko).

The Crusaders, who boast former professionals Nicholas Bignall and Anton Rodgers in their ranks, are currently 20th in the table and ended a five-match winless streak with a 2-1 home victory against Chippenham Town last weekend.

Baker stated: “We’ve only got a squad of 17 really, so it will be the same group on Tuesday night.

“It’s the quarter finals already so the ideal scenario would be to get Reading, MK Dons or Maidenhead in the next round.

“But Hungerford have had some good results recently so it won’t be easy down there.”

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