JOHN Coventry is confident that East Thurrock United will avoid relegation from the National League South.

Rocks have registered back-to-back wins for the first time this season after following up their victory over local rivals Billericay Town with another three points at fellow strugglers Truro City at the weekend.

Although Coventry has backed his side to climb up the standings, the Rocks boss insists his players must focus on themselves and not rely on results elsewhere.

“Of course, we are looking at results after each of our games and seeing how the other teams around us have got on, but we are not concentrating on them,” said Coventry.

“We know that if we maintain our level of performance then we will get out of the situation we are in.

“The players are showing fight and I can’t ask any more of the players at the moment.”

East Thurrock’s two consecutive triumphs has seen them move to within one point of safety.

And Rocks welcome an out-of-form Oxford City - who have lost four of their last five outings - to Rookery Hill this weekend.

And, while East Thurrock will be eager to extend their best run of the campaign by securing another three points to possibly move out of the bottom three, Coventry has called on his side to take more care in the final third.

“We created lots of chances at Truro and could have scored about six goals,” added Coventry.

“We’re not taking all of our chances and we need to be more clinical.

“Our final pass, at times, needs to be better as well.”