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Dartford striker Charlie Sheringham wants team-mates to hold nerve with National League South play-off place up for grabs

By Matthew Panting

Dartford’s only focus should be on making the play-offs, according to striker Charlie Sheringham.

The Darts probably need four wins from their last six matches to guarantee a top-seven finish in National League South.

But Sheringham believes there are plenty of twists and turns ahead as the division’s biggest clubs jostle for position.

Charlie Sheringham is hoping to fire Dartford into the National League South play-offs Picture: Andy Jones
Charlie Sheringham is hoping to fire Dartford into the National League South play-offs Picture: Andy Jones

“It’s in our hands and we’re on a good run,” said Sheringham. “We’re playing well, we haven’t lost many games and we’ve got a good fighting spirit.

“We’ve got that quality and goals in the team to make sure we’re in the play-offs – I fancy us to be in there.

“There’s a lot of boys spending a lot of money, like Billericay and depending on who wins the title – Torquay or Woking – and then some good teams like Welling and Chelmsford.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re in it, make sure we confirm our status and we’ll see how it goes.

“I don’t think you can plan too much. We need to go out and win all six games. You can’t plan it, teams can win points or drop points that you don’t expect.

“You’ve got to make sure that you’re in it and then see who you get.”

Sheringham is hoping to find top form in the final few weeks of a stop-start campaign which has been interrupted by injury and a mid-season trip to New York, where he proposed to girlfriend Rosie.

“I had an injury when I first came (in September), then the proposal, and then another injury,” reflected Sheringham.

“I’d like to get a run of games to the end of the season now, get my form back up and start flying again.

“I’ve got 12 in 21 starts so the goals are coming. I love playing here and hopefully it continues and we push on into the play-offs and can give them a crack.

“I’ve been struggling with a sore ankle, which I picked up against Bath, so last Saturday was my first start since February. It’s been a bit stop-start this season even though I’ve got a few goals and done quite well on the whole.”

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