THE MATCH: Following a long winless run, things are now very much on the up for East Thurrock United.

Consecutive wins in league and cup have lifted spirits, with Rocks now just three points off the play-off positions.

Indeed, win tomorrow at Welling and East Thurrock will be level on points with the Londoners.

Back-to-back draws in the league and defeat in the FA Trophy last time out mean Welling are not in the best of form. Their last win at home was on October 7, with just one victory in the last six at Park View Road.

Most of Rocks’ better performances have come on the road this term, although their last outing was a disastrous 4-0 reverse at Bath City.

What Rocks team will turn up tomorrow?

THE INSIGHT: “It is not a good time at the moment as we are struggling for numbers,” said manager John Coventry. “It is a hard position to be in as I don’t want to bring someone in for a month so it is difficult to know what to do.

“Welling are not doing so badly and are sitting in a good league position so they are a good side. It will be a difficult game but we must give it our best and go and see what we can get from the game.

“We need to give a better showing than we did at Bath. We have turned a corner in terms of form but you can’t predict injuries and suspensions.”

THE TEAM NEWS: Rocks are struggling. Coventry may be without George Allen, Lewis Smith, Ben Marlow and goalkeeper Lukas Lidakevicius. Lee Burns is suspended and Simon Peddie is unavailable.