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Dartford FC joint-boss Adam Flanagan on the trip to Slough Town

Dartford have been challenged to keep their standards high at Slough on Saturday.

Back-to-back wins against Woking and Bath have given the Darts a huge boost in their bid to make the National League South play-offs.

But joint-boss Adam Flanagan knows things could change quickly if they take their foot off the gas in Berkshire.

Lee Noble celebrates his spectacular strike against Bath City Picture: Andy Jones
Lee Noble celebrates his spectacular strike against Bath City Picture: Andy Jones

He said: “If we want to really push for the play-offs, everyone has to maintain high expectations and high demands of one another.

“When we played Slough at home, I was really impressed with them and they’re stronger on their astro pitch.

“We have beaten Woking and Bath but this game is just as important. We’re approaching the back end of the season so any loose performances could have a really big effect.

“We have to be very focused in our approach to every game.”

Dartford’s first seven games of 2019 have all been against teams in the top half and they’ve only lost one, picking up 14 of a possible 21 points.

Flanagan said: “I’ve been in teams where you start the season quite slowly, build momentum and finish strong, and that’s where we are at the moment.

“As the season’s gone on and we’ve been able to strengthen, our performances have got better.

“In this tough run of games against the top teams, we’ve shown we are more than capable.

“We’ve got to keep our levels high and if we do, I’m confident we’ll be able to secure a play-off place. The team is quite settled and players are upping their performances.”

Billy Crook is Dartford’s only injury doubt with Ronnie Vint expected to shake off a slight knee problem.


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