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National League South: Wealdstone can break into play-off places with win at Concord Rangers

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 December 2017

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic freddiepatmore.com)

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic freddiepatmore.com)

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Wealdstone boss Bobby Wilkinson says it does not matter where his team currently are in the National League South, as long as they are near the top come the end of the season.

Despite being one of the in-form sides in the division, having lost just one of their last 10 games in the league, Stones head to Concord Rangers this weekend in 11th.

However, a win for the Grosvenor Vale club on Saturday could be enough to take them into the play-off places, with Wilkinson’s men just one point off St Albans City in seventh.

The Wealdstone boss, though, is not overly concerned about whether his side can break into the top seven this weekend, knowing it only counts to be there come the end of April.

“I don’t need to be in and around the top right now, I’m just interested in taking it game-by-game, week-by-week and seeing if we can pick up some points,” Wilkinson told the club website.

He continued: “Right now I’m just trying to win games, making sure we don’t lose games and pick up points. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

“I’ve never been this high up at this stage of the season with so many points, so we’re taking it game by game.”

Wealdstone continued their impressive recent form with a 3-1 win at home to Braintree Town that knocked the Iron off top spot.

Taofiq Olomowewe, Dan Fitchett and Danny Green all got on the scoresheet for Stones in the win at Grosvenor Vale.

And Wilkinson praised the display from his team, especially after the exertions of an FA Trophy replay win at Chelmsford City on Wednesday.

“The boys were unbelievable. What a lot of people forgot is that we played on Wednesday night,” he added.

“We didn’t have the players in on Thursday, we gave them the night off as a lot of us didn’t get home until late after that game because the M25 was shut.

“The boys performed with pure heart, courage and passion against Braintree and ended up getting a great three points.”

Showing the same traits at Concord will help Wealdstone earn another win.

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