Slough Express

Rebels head to Ebbsfleet looking for positive result to kick-start good run

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Slough Town travel to Ebbsfleet United on Saturday looking for the kind of positive result which might just spark another good run of form for the Rebels.

Jon Underwood and Neil Baker's side have been streaky in chunks so far this season, with a run of matches without a win followed by a purple patch. They're now back in a difficult spot, having failed to win in six league matches, but Underwood is hopeful Saturday's trip to Ebbsfleet - who put an end to their own run of bad results with Tuesday's 5-0 win over St Albans City - could be just what the club needs to reignite the campaign.

“It's a tough one on Saturday. particular­ly after their result on Tuesday. They were having a run of indifferen­t results themselves, but they've got back on track at the wrong time for us.

“But we went to Havant earlier in the season and no one gave us a chance in that game. We hadn't won in seven and, at the moment, we haven't won in six, in the league, so we're on a similar run.

“But we went there and deservedly got a win. We know how tough it's going to be, but we'll have to be brave and try to come up with a game plan that works, because they're a very well drilled and coached team who play good football.”

Fortunatel­y for Slough, a lot of teams in the National League South are struggling for consistenc­y this season and Tuesday’s 2-1 home defeat to Dulwich Hamlet puts them 10 points adrift of the play-off places, still just about within their grasp should they rediscover some of their good form from earlier in the season.

“We seem to have spells where things go well for us and spells where they don’t go as well,” said Underwood.

“The performanc­e levels were generally better when we were winning, but we had a brilliant 1-0 win at Maidstone and everyone was calling it the perfect away performanc­e, but we could easily have lost that game. That’s football.

“Our league is very up and down, and a lot of teams are struggling for consistenc­y. Our inconsiste­ncy has tended to come in spells, rather than winning one and losing one.

“It’s not like we’re devoid of confidence, but everyone is frustrated. “When you’re not winning games it's not a good place to be and everyone knows we need to turn it around quickly.”

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