One game at a time for the Poppies as they head to Egham

Tom Hull will miss the trip to Egham due to suspension
Tom Hull will miss the trip to Egham due to suspension

With six games remaining in their Calor League Division One Central campaign, the equation is simple for Kettering Town.

Dean Thomas’ side sit in sixth place, one spot out of the play-off zone and three points adrift of the all-important top five.

Tonight (Tuesday) they head south to face mid-table Egham Town and the manager has his sights set on just one outcome.

He said: “We need to keep winning regardless of how we do it.

“We can’t afford to drop any more points as that would leave us relying too much on other results so we have to keep doing what we did last week.”

That saw the Poppies register three wins in five days, the last of which was a 3-0 defeat of Aylesbury at the weekend, scoring 11 times in the process while conceding just one.

But while a trip away from Latimer Park might often necessitate a slightly more cautious approach, Thomas admitted that there won’t be any negativity from the visitors and only a narrow focus.

He continued: “Egham are a useful side who score a few goals so we’ve got to defend well.

“But we’ve shown that we can be adaptable depending on who we’re playing against and they will have to worry about what we can do.

“The next two games, tonight and Dunstable on Saturday, are big games for us but Dunstable aren’t in my thoughts at all.

“We’re looking at tonight’s game only and I’ll worry about Dunstable once tonight is out of the way.”

With regards to personnel, Tom Hull will be missing as he serves a suspension.