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Slough Town FC boss Neil Baker wants to break 90 points

Graeme Copas

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When it comes to points to secure one of the four play-off places in the Southern League Premier Division, Neil Baker knows what he needs and knows what he wants.

With six matches remaining, the joint Slough Town manager is not being greedy, but has an ambitious target in mind.

"I'd like to break 90 points," he said.

"I think 92 won it last year or the year before, so breaking 90 would be nice.

"But I suspect we need two more wins to be certain of the play-offs, so 86 points should be enough, but even 83 might do it, we'll have to see."

To reach any of those points tallies, Baker will be look- ing for a return from the trip to Frome Town tomorrow (Saturday) to face a side who lost 4-2 to Cinderford on Tuesday, three days after that same bottom-placed side had gone down 4-1 to Slough at Arbour Park.

Baker said: "Frome are the one team this season who have come to us and played us off the pitch for 50-60 minutes.

"We are under no illusions about what we are facing.

"We also know it's a tough place to go, often boggy, so to go there and get three points isn't easy.”

The Rebels will be assisted in their promotion campaign cause by strker Liam Enver-Marum who unexpectedly joined the Rebels last week.

Baker explained: “He's played in the Conference for Maidstone this season, so he's a good acquisition.

"It slightly came out of the blue as the seven-day approach for a player we wanted didn't happen, but Liam came to us and we felt it was too good an opportunity to turn down.

"That really gives us options in the frontline which is exciting.”

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The Slough Town Supporters Trust have announced that they will 'top up' the £894 donations from fans which was collected at Arbour Park on Saturday for injured Rebels goalkeeper Mark Scott, taking the tally to £1,500.

The overall total now raised for Scott, who sustained broken vertebrae following a collision in the match against Basingstoke earlier this month, has exceeded £8,000.

On Twitter, Scott responded by saying: "This is so crazy!

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who donated Saturday, and on the crowdfunding page.

"So overwhelming."

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