SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood is confident the Rebels are in a good place to put in a strong finish to the season, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels have seven matches remaining in the National League South plus a semi-final in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup.

Underwood believes the squad has been freshened up with some new younger faces including Daniel Roberts and Francis Amartey, who have both impressed in recent weeks.

He is now targeting a top-half finish in the league and would love to win the Senior Cup for much-loved chairman, Steve Easterbrook.

Underwood told the Observer: “We weren’t terrible when we were on a run without a win. We did not get the results that perhaps we deserved, just little things didn’t go for us.

“We’ve gone with a couple of younger lads up top in Dan and Francis and it’s been a good few weeks for us.

“We’ve given an opportunity for others to do well and that seems to have freshened us up a little bit, so we’re in a good place and will try to finish as strong as we can.

“We will focus on a top-half finish and that would be a good achievement in our first season in the National League.

“People probably looked at us and though we were going to see out the season because Chris Flood was only replaced by younger players, but we’re going to fight for all points and positions in the league.

“We’re certainly not big in terms of the squad that we’ve got available to us at the moment, we only had three fit subs last weekend, but we don’t want to drift away and finish in 15th or 16th place.”

Slough face a difficult trip to league leaders Woking this Saturday (3pm), but Underwood insists the pressure is all on their hosts to win the match.

He explained: “It’s a game we can look forward to because there’s absolutely no pressure on us given our recent results.

“The pressure is all on Woking, who are fighting for automatic promotion with Torquay, and if you miss out on that you know the play-offs will be really tough.

“It’s a good place for us to be in and we will go their in good spirits, but we know that Woking are a very good side.

"It will be a great game to be involved in and I'm sure we will be well supported."

The Rebels then turn their attention to the Senior Cup and a semi-finals tie at Marlow next Tuesday (7.45pm).

The winners will play Reading U23s in the final after they beat Maidenhead 4-3 on penalties.