Bishop’s Stortford captain Phil Walsh is looking to mark his home debut with the victory as his side host Concord Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

“I’ve played against them a couple of times this season, in the Essex [Senior] Cup and the league. They’re a big, strong non-league outfit and they’ll want to put balls in the box” he said

“They won’t come to Stortford and look to pass the ball around, they’ll use their size. They have some good players, and from what I’ve seen they’re better than their current league position. They’re a testament to the strength of this league that they are sitting where they are in the table.

“We need to be switched on at set-pieces and understand it will be a physical battle. We’ll also need a bit of quality.”

Walsh has a good idea what it’s going to take for Blues to retain their place in Vanarama South: “Eight wins has been mentioned, which is basically aiming for one win in two. It might be seven wins and a few draws, but we need to start winning games.

“It won’t be easy, but it is certainly doable. All the players, staff and fans need to be pulling in the right direction. There’s no time for moaning or looking for changes, we have to following the leadership whether it’s Steve Smith, Mark Hawkes, Cliff Akurang or me. We need to keep with each other on the path to survival. “


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