SLOUGH Town joint manager Jon Underwood is confident The Rebels will give it everything they have got in the trip to Havant & Waterlooville in the National League South tonight (Wednesday, 7.45pm), writes Rob Stevens.

Havant were many people’s idea of the favourites to win the league at the start of the season and Underwood has described the fixture as ‘the toughest test you will face’.

Indeed, The Rebels were losing 2-0 when the original game at West Leigh Park was abandoned after 70 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch – the right decision but much to the frustration of the home team.

The match pits two of the most in-form teams in the league against one another and both looking to close the gap on leaders Wealdstone which increased to seven points after their win against Eastbourne Borough on Tuesday night.

Underwood has likened the game to a free hit after Slough secured four points from recent home matches against Tonbridge Angels and Braintree Town, and he explained The Rebels will have a game-plan for Havant.

He told the Observer: “Let’s face it the match is a bit of a bonus because we were getting beaten when the game was abandoned. As much as we felt it was the right thing, we were looking like losing so it’s a bit of an extra chance to get something there.

“We really looked at the last two home games to get a minimum of four points and by not winning against Tonbridge (0-0) it put the pressure on winning last weekend (Braintree, 1-0 win).

“Four points from any two games, no matter who you’re playing or what form they’re in, is a great return. It’s that kind of league and any team can beat another.

“We have got a 10-day break after Havant so we’ve just got to go down there and give it everything and hopefully we can get a positive result.

“We’ve got a game-plan in mind. It will be a different game to last weekend and on a completely different type of pitch.

“We know how we think we’re best suited playing down there and obviously it will be to be solid because you don’t go down to Havant and throw caution to the wind.

“But we need to hurt them as well. We don’t just want to sit back and have got a way of playing in mind.

“We looked at Braintree and Havant and knew what our plan was. We’re looking forward to it.

“It will be a tough game, but we’ve got a plan and hopefully we can acquit ourselves well down there.”