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Wealdstone boss Wilkinson wants a play-off place after missing out on Wembley trip

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 March 2018

Aaron Williams of Brackley and Wealdstone's Ryan Sellers (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Aaron Williams of Brackley and Wealdstone's Ryan Sellers (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson wants to keep their season alive as he continues to target the National League South play-offs ahead of a clash with East Thurrock.

Disappointment for Wealdstone after FA Trophy defeat to Brackley Town (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Disappointment for Wealdstone after FA Trophy defeat to Brackley Town (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The Stones welcome John Coventry’s men to Grovesnor Vale on Saturday (3pm) as they look to bounce track from their FA Trophy semi-final loss to Brackley Town and a 3-2 defeat to Eastbourne Borough on Monday.

Wilkinson’s men currently sit mid-table with two games in hand on most teams and will be hoping to start clawing back some points this weekend.

“It’s so important now. Can we keep our season alive? Can we keep moving forward? Can we get some points? I certainly will be trying,” Wilkinson said.

“We’ll be working hard, it’s going to be tough now to pick them back up, but now we need to show a different side of our character and believe we can get some points.”

The former Hungerford Town boss says he will now be rallying behind his men and making sure they keep fighting on to fulfil their dreams of making the play-offs.

“Are we going to lie down and give up on what we still have a massive chance in, or are we going to fight and keep fighting?” he said.

“I’m going to be fighting and one thing I will promise is I’m going to make sure these players keep fighting.”

He also believes the club has already achieved plenty, but is keen to go that one step further this campaign.

He added: “I think everyone needs to realise it’s been a brilliant season for what we’ve achieved here, from coming in at the end of August to get to a semi-final and come one game away from Wembley.

“You would have only dreamt of that at the start of the season. Everyone needs to dust themselves down and go again.”

The Stones handed a debut to winger Jeffrey Monakana in their 3-2 defeat to Boro after signing him from Welling United.

And Wilkinson believes the 24-year-old will be keen for the final stretch of the season.

“He’ll be in the mix, I think he needs to play, I think he’s a talented young boy and I’m really happy and pleased to have a young lad like him come on board,” he added.

“Hopefully he’ll follow our dreams of making the play-offs.”

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