SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood wants the Rebels to finish the season with a flourish and take some confidence into the new campaign, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels have nine league matches remaining, starting with a trip to play-off chasing Concord Rangers this Saturday (3pm), and are now targeting a top-half finish in the National League South.

Underwood admits it is a tough run-in, but he explained a top-half finish would help raise the profile of the club and aid their summer recruitment.

He told the Observer: “Concord Rangers are a tough team to play against and only lost one at home all season. We had to battle to beat them at our place.

“They’re a strong, physical team and very good at set pieces, so it’s going to be very different to the Hemel game last weekend.

“We will need to be right on our game and ready to compete. We will look at how to set the team up in midweek.

“We will look to build on the Hemel result with some tough games coming up.”

He continued: “Our main priority or target all season was to be competitive week-in-week-out and we’ve done that.

“The only game we were well beaten in was at Torquay but even that was goalless at half-time and we were in it at that point.

“The other matches have all been tight and it’s a very tight league.

“There are some tough fixtures in our last nine but certain games that we’ve earmarked as easier than others.

"We want to take points off the top sides to finish as high as we can and with a little bit of confidence.

"In terms of summer recruitment, finishing in 10th position rather than 16th makes you look more like a progressive club."