SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood is pleased with how the season has gone despite the likelihood that the Rebels will fall short of the play-offs, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels are on an incredible nine-match unbeaten run in the league, which began in March and increased with a 3-1 win at Oxford City last weekend.

Their chances of reaching the play-offs however were dealt a blow when Eastbourne Borough scored an injury-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Arbour Park on Easter Monday.

It leaves Slough three points behind the top seven ahead of their final game of the season at Truro City this Saturday (3pm).

The Rebels must win in Cornwall, hope that Billericay lose at home to Bath, plus St. Albans, Dartford and Wealdstone all drop points.

Truro need to win by at least four clear goals and hope Hungerford lose at home to East Thurrock in order to avoid relegation from the National League.

Underwood told the Observer: "To be within three points of the play-offs shows what a good run we've been on and the positive is we still have something to play for in the final game of the season.

"You don't want a dead rubber game, especially going all the way to Truro for it, but there will be no pressure or expectation on us. Truro have to beat us to stay up.

"We will look to go with an attacking side and score a few goals to win the game. That might leave us a little bit open at the back so it will be a great game for spectators."

He continued: "We have a chance (of reaching the play-offs) but are reliant on other results going our way. It's a tall oder and less realistic now because we didn't win on Monday.

"There were so many permutations on Monday it gave you a headache trying to figure out what you needed to do.

"We tried to focus on winning our game but couldn't do that, so in reality it's out of our hands now.

"To be fair, when the game was finished we thought it would be over but, when we looked at the table, there's still an opportunity.

"To do it would be very surprising but we will go to Truro wanting to win the game and finish as high as we can.

"We might fall a little bit short of the play-offs but I'm very pleased with the season we've had."