SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood admits the Rebels might have to win their three remaining matches in order to reach the play-offs this season, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels extended their unbeaten league run to seven matches with a 1-0 win against promotion-chasing Welling United on Saturday.

On-loan midfielder Billy Clifford scored his first goal for the club as Slough bagged three crucial points at Arbour Park.

Their best run of form in the league this season has taken them to within three points of the play-offs ahead of a crucial Easter weekend.

Slough travel to mid-table Oxford City this Saturday (3pm) before hosting relegation-threatened Eastbourne Borough in the final home game on Monday (3pm).

The Rebels bring the curtain down on their campaign with a long trip to Truro City, who are also fighting relegation, on Saturday 27th April.

Underwood told the Observer: “I think we will need to win all three games to get in (to the play-offs) and that still might not be good enough.

“It is very difficult to stay as consistent as we have been and it’s a huge ask to continue to do so particularly as we have three tough games ahead.

“It has become a lot more possible, which is fantastic, and if we can go to Truro and have something to play for in our last game, we wouldn’t have expected that a few weeks ago.”

“Our aim is to get nine points and if we do it will give us a good chance, but we’re so reliant on the teams above us dropping points.

“We didn’t expect so many teams above us to lose on Saturday and points will continue to get dropped that we don’t expect.

“A lot of the sides above us have to play each other over the Easter weekend so there will be points dropped again.”

Slough beat Oxford 2-0 at Arbour Park back in September but City are one of the league’s most in-form sides having won four of their last five matches.

Underwood warned: “Certain teams have nothing to play four at this stage of the season and Oxford might be one of those, but they’re in fantastic form.

“They’re a dangerous side with good attacking players and well-organised.

“Their 1-0 win at Concord Rangers last weekend shows what a difficult side they are to break down, so it will be another tough game with nothing in it.”

He added: “Eastbourne are right up against it and one of four or fives teams fighting to steer clear of relegation.

“On paper t might be an easy game but nothing rarely is. It will be a big match for them and they will be desperate to get something at our place.

“But, we’re confident going into the last three games that we can get something from all of them.”