THE PREVIEW: It's a battle between National League South play-off hopefuls St Albans City and East Thurrock United tomorrow.

Rocks were 4-1 winners against Oxford City last time out to get their league campaign back on track following an inconsistent spell.

And the same can be said for St Albans. Although just a single point off the play-off positions, the Hertfordshire outfit have won just one of the last six matches.

Draws have cost the pair progress in recent weeks, how will tomorrow’s game pan out?

THE INSIGHT: “I like St Albans and I think they are a good side,” said manager John Coventry. “We know it will be tough as the reverse fixture was [ended 1-1] and it will be the first of a few tough games for us.

“Getting points on the board is very important and all the other bits in terms of play-offs are not my concern at this moment.

“We know it will be very difficult at St Albans but we can take heart from a good game we had there last season [which ended 2-2]. It will be a football game against a footballing side.

“We want to make the gap bigger between ourselves and what is happening at the bottom. If we can get drawn into something near the play-offs later in the year then that is great.”

THE TEAM NEWS: Harry Phipps could remain until the end of the season, James White is available and long-term absentee Sammy Knott will also be in the squad, to manager Coventry’s delight.

George Allen and Ben Marlow’s injuries are ongoing and both are unavailable.