BEDWORTH United can take a giant step towards wrapping up a play-off place while at the same time dealing a huge blow to Slough Town’s title charge when the sides meet at the Oval tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.
A win for the Greenbacks would go a long way to securing third place in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central.
Defeat for Slough would be a crippling blow as they look to overhaul St Neots at the top of the table, but Greenbacks boss Steve Farmer says he is only interested in one team.
He said: “The fact is they arrive here with a lot to play for. They can still win the league so I guess there is pressure on them.
“That’s not my concern. My concern is us securing a play-off place. Mind games don’t interest me.
“We need to concentrate on what we do.”
Slough are second only on goal difference.
The Greenbacks are third, five points ahead of sixth placed Biggleswade who they play on the last day.
Farmer is calling for Bedworth to turn back the clock and play the vibrant attacking football that saw them emerge as one of the early title contenders.
They lost 2-1 to Slough in December but Farmer feels they can turn that around if they pass the ball at speed.
“When we played them at the start of the season we dominated the first half but missed a lot of chances.
“We need to get back to passing the ball as we were back then. We are looking to win the game by having good players reach their potential.
“We need to be playing at a high tempo to do that.
“We’ve got some fantastic players who can influence games against the best teams in the league.
“If we don’t get a result it’s not the end of the world. We’ll still have everything to play for,” he said.
Bedworth will be without left-back Nathan Haines (ankle) and midfielder Matt Bannister (personal commitments).
GREENBACKS FROM: Cross, Brassington, Cartwright, Recci, Wesley, Tullin, Roper, Baxter, Dean, Brehon, Ashley Spencer, Greenway, Robinson, Piggon, Andrew Spencer, Corbett, Bellingham