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Tonbridge Angels manager Steve McKimm has one request in play-off bid

By Craig Tucker

Tonbridge boss Steve McKimm has called for his side to be more clinical as they bid to secure a Bostik Premier play-off place.

McKimm is delighted with Angels' run of seven wins and three draws in their last 11 games, form that's moved them up to fourth place.

They claimed a creditable goalless draw at promotion rivals Enfield last weekend, a third clean sheet sheet in four games, and if they start finding the net at the other end, a top-five finish looks on.

Tonbridge manager Steve McKimm Picture: Alan Langley
Tonbridge manager Steve McKimm Picture: Alan Langley

McKimm said: "It's a major plus for us to be keeping clean sheets and looking nice and solid.

"Hopefully that continues and we can also start finding the back of the net again.

"We had a run of games where we scored threes and fours and we need to get back to that.

"The boys are doing really well - we've lost one in 11 - and hopefully we can get where we want to be in these last nine games and not collapse like we did before."

McKimm is still puzzled by Angels' pre-Christmas slump, having led the table during the early months.

They went 10 games without a win but came good and need to see the job through.

McKimm said: "I don't know what happened so I can't say it's helped us having been through it.

"Lady luck wasn't with us at times, we were terrible in a couple of games, everything we tried didn't work and we had some decisions go against us.

"If there is something I take from that run, it's the importance of scoring the first goal.

"We had numerous chances to do that, which we didn't take, and we got punished for it.

"That's such a big thing in this league because it gives you something to hold on to and something to build on."

Tonbridge have no injury worries before Saturday's home game against AFC Hornchurch.

The Urchins are improving under former Gills boss Mark Stimson and will be tricky opponents.

McKimm said: "He's got a lot of the players he had at Thurrock last year and they're up there in the form table."

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