SLOUGH Town joint-manager Jon Underwood is paying no attention to their promotion rivals in the National League South this season, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rebels have been on an incredible run and unbeaten in 10 league matches with five straight wins which has seen them climb from second bottom to third position in the table.

Slough still trail runaway leaders Wealdstone by nine points, with Hemel Hempstead Town four points ahead in second place, but Underwood wants The Rebels to keep focused.

He told the Observer: “Wealdstone keep on winning and are having a fantastic time. I thought they would be strong this season but probably didn’t have them down as title winners.

“I thought that would be Havant & Waterlooville but there’s such a long way to go. There’s 29 games left so a lot of football still to be played.

“There are a lot of teams going for the play-offs so we can’t really worry too much about the others. We look at the results and what has happened elsewhere because we want to know where that has put us in the league. We want to be as high as we can.

“All we can do is make sure we’re right and at the moment it’s a good and happy changing room, so long may it continue.”

Slough do not have a fixture to fulfill this Saturday having been eliminated from the FA Cup but return to league action with a trip to Oxford City on October 26 (3pm).

Underwood commented: “It’s shame we’re not playing but it is what it is. If we had gone through in the FA Cup then we wouldn’t have this problem but we will concentrate on the league now.

“There are some people that haven’t been playing regularly but will get some football elsewhere in the coming weeks. The other boys will tick over in training in a good two weeks of preparation for Oxford City.”