March is crucial for Rebels’ play-offs chances

Luke Gedling
Luke Gedling

WORTHING Football Club joint manager Kieran Collins believes March is a crucial month if Rebels are to make anything of their outside play-off hopes.

Rebels thumped Ryman League Divsion 1 South strugglers Walton Casuals 6-1 on Saturday and now face Merstham, Faversham and Burgess Hill in their next three games.

The Woodside Road outfit currently sit 10th, six points off the top five and Collins thinks if they achieve the difficult task of taking maximum points from the month, it will put them in a much better shape.

He said: “We’ve got the Brighton Charity Cup semi with Three Bridges coming up and eight league games left, but I’m not saying we’re going to just see the season out.

“We’ve still got an outside chance of the play-offs but we really need three wins out of our next three games.

“It’s not going to be easy on Saturday, then we travel to Faversham and after that and finish the month with Burgess Hill at home, so it’s three tough games.

“But we will see where we are after those and, if we can take nine points from nine, we’ll be looking quite good.

“We have said to the players, if they want it they are good enough to get it and they just have to really grab it.”

Luke Gedling’s return will come as a boost for the run-in as he came off the bench on Saturday after a two-month lay-off with an ankle injury.

Rebels host Merstham this weekend.