THE MATCH: East Thurrock United will bid to put a largely forgetful October behind them when Weston-super-Mare visit Essex tomorrow.

Rocks failed to win any of their three league matches last month and also exited the FA Cup.

In fact, John Coventry’s team haven’t won a league match since September 11 and have dropped to ninth in the standings.

But they will fancy their chances against a Weston side keen to distance themselves from the relegation positions.

Rocks won both fixtures last season, although their last home performance against Hemel Hempstead Town lacked “desire” according to Coventry.

What sort of a performance will they put on tomorrow?

THE INSIGHT: “We only took three points from a possible 15 last month,” said Coventry. “But it is our best possible start from any of our last seven seasons and the overall picture is a good one.

“We have been a bit off it in recent weeks and we had a chat about it after training last night.

“As for Weston, teams change and squads change and they have changed their management team too so I don’t read much into beating them last season. They are a good footballing side and they have a good player in Dale Grubb. They have other good players too, of course.

“Most of our better performances have been away and we need to pick up at home.”

THE TEAM NEWS: Striker Tom Richardson will make his league debut, Rocks have loaned Ipswich Town goalkeeper Harry Wright - son of former England stopper Richard. Lewis Smith is also a doubt.