SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker has called on Rebels supporters to get behind their side when Welling United visit Arbour Park this Saturday (3pm), writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels are enjoying their best spell in the National League South with Baker and fellow boss Jon Underwood receiving the Manager of the Month award for March.

Slough extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-1 win at Berkshire rivals Hungerford Town last weekend, which leaves them five points behind the play-off spots with four games still to play.

The visit of third-placed Welling is arguably the most difficult of their remaining matches, but Baker knows that a win will keep the season alive a little longer.

He told the Observer: “Welling have a top manager (Steve King) that has been around this level for a long time and very successful.

“They are nine unbeaten and won their last five away games on the bounce, so they’re in really good form.

“They struggled for form earlier in the season but are getting good results now. Had they done that earlier then they would probably be challenging for the title.

“They’ve got two of the best wingers in the league and will be looking to secure third place, if not push for second.

“What we want is a big following because it’s a big game and if we can win it keeps our season alive.”

“Welling are the only side we have not take points from in the top eight but, on the whole and especially at home, we’ve done very well against the best sides.

“We’re keen to do a job but are not big on numbers. We might have just a 14-man squad this Saturday, which isn’t ideal, but we’ve coped for some time now.”