Carshalton Athletic midfielder Jordan Wilson is looking forward to the visit of promotion-chasing Kingstonian on Saturday despite the vast difference in each club’s current form.
The Robins go into the Ryman Premier League derby off the back of three defeats, the latest coming after extra time against Merstham in the Surrey Senior Cup on Tuesday, while the visitors have only lost two of their last 11 league games.
“I’m looking forward to the game and going into it with a positive outlook,” said Wilson.
“We must work on cutting out individual mistakes as they are costing us games at the moment, but there is a good bond within our dressing room and we will all be striving to get something against tough opposition.”
Wilson and his team-mates have also struggled to outscore opponents this season, with strikes by Tommy Bradford and Quincy Rowe not enough in Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat, but the versatile midfielder was encouraged by the amount of chances he and his team-mates created.
“We created a lot of openings on Tuesday and should have scored more than just two,” Wilson added.
“If we can discover our goalscoring touch, and we do have players here who can get them, then I believe we can give anyone in this league a fright.”
Robins boss Ian Hazel is counting the cost of Tuesday’s extra time battle as Rowe, Bobby Price and Charlie McCarthy all picked up knocks, which may limit his defensive options.
On-loan Colchester United keeper Shaun Phillips has signed on for another month however.