SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker has admitted that their chances of reaching the play-offs in the National League South this season have now gone, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels have been struggling for form in recent weeks and are now five matches without a win in the league.

They have scored just six goals in those games but, most frustratingly, conceded a first-half on three occasions to drop seven points from winning positions.

Baker was left furious with Slough after the 2-1 defeat to Gloucester City at Arbour Park on Tuesday, claiming his side had a weak under-belly.

It means the Rebels are now nine points behind Dartford, who visit Arbour Park this Saturday (3pm), in the last play-off spot.

Baker told the Observer: “We pick the side and will take the stick when it comes our way but the players, when they cross the line, have to deal with things and they haven’t.

“We will see how fragile the players are on Saturday but we’ve got to do a lot better.

“Football is funny, you can get yourselves on a winning run and never know when you’re going to lose.

“The same in respect to when you lose a couple of games, or you don’t find a win, and you wonder where that next victory is going to come from.

“We’ve got a tough game on Saturday and myself and Unders [Jon Underwood] have got a lot of thinking to do between now and then.”

He continued: “The play-offs have gone. We’re not good enough for that, it’s plain to see.

“We don’t score enough goals and at the moment we’ve got a weak under-belly.

“Most of the season we’ve been very good and I don’t know what it is, maybe a few players are a little bit too comfortable.

“As we told them in the changing room in midweek, myself and Jon might come across as nice guys, but we can be very ruthless when we need to be and we might have to be.

“There potentially might be changes to the squad, we will have to wait and see.

“We will let the dust settle because we’re very frustrated but we will come back into training and see what we can do.”