Take nothing for granted, warns Poppies boss Dean

Action from Kettering Town's 2-1 win over Uxbridge at the weekend. The Poppies head to Marlow in the Calor League Division One Central tonight. Pictures by Tony Waugh
Action from Kettering Town's 2-1 win over Uxbridge at the weekend. The Poppies head to Marlow in the Calor League Division One Central tonight. Pictures by Tony Waugh
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Dean Thomas has urged his in-form Kettering Town side to “take nothing for granted” when they head to Marlow in the Calor League Division One Central tonight (Tuesday).

The Poppies head south for the first three away matches in a row having extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to eight matches with a 2-1 success over Uxbridge at Latimer Park on Saturday thanks to goals from debutant Dubi Ogbonna and substitute Jake Newman.

Action from Kettering Town's 2-1 win over Uxbridge at the weekend. The Poppies head to Marlow in the Calor League Division One Central tonight. Pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from Kettering Town's 2-1 win over Uxbridge at the weekend. The Poppies head to Marlow in the Calor League Division One Central tonight. Pictures by Tony Waugh

And, as a busy December gets under way for Thomas’ team, he has a target in mind as they play three matches away from home in the space of a week.

The Poppies broke into the top 10 for the first time thanks to the weekend success and could go seventh if they are successful again this evening.

But Thomas had a warning for his players and said: “You can never read too much into league positions in a division like this.

“The one thing I have noticed more than anything is that every team has a very good work ethic.

“So we have to go to Marlow with the right attitude again and see if we can keep this good run going.

“It is going to be a difficult game, we know that. And we know we can’t take anything for granted.

“We have a run of three away matches now and if we can come out of those with seven points then it will be an excellent return.”

Kettering are likely to be without midfielder Jonathon Thorpe again as he recovers from a medial ligament injury while striker Rob Foster played and scored for Burton Park Wanderers in their UCL Knockout Cup defeat at Boston Town at the weekend as he comes back from a dislocated shoulder.