SWINDON Supermarine manager Lee Spalding has warned his side that they will need to be at their best if they are to make it four wins in a row against struggling Frome on Saturday.

Marine enter the game in excellent form at home recently, collecting 13 points from a possible 15 at the Webbswood – their last home defeat coming one game prior to the last time they played Frome in mid-November.

That 2-1 win for Marine was the start of their significant upturn in from where they moved from one place above the relegation zone to two places off the play-offs in the space of two months.

Spalding recalled the previous meeting between the two being a difficult contest and is expecting nothing less this time around, despite the two clubs’ seasons heading in opposite directions since.

He said: “When we played them at their place earlier in the season, they were a decent side, I thought.

“We managed to get the win but given the previous game, I’m expecting a tough game on Saturday to be honest.

“They got beat 3-1 by Met Police in the last game out, but they did beat Wimborne the game before that, so it will be another tough game for us – they’re a good footballing side, they look to play and they’re going to work us.

“We’ll need to be at our best again to make sure we get anything from the game.”

Since their breakthrough victory against Frome on November 20, Marine have shown promotion-winning form having won seven, drawn three and lost just twice.

Spalding attributed their rise up the table to a significant shift in work-rate and has called on his players to continue the recipe that has often delivered success until the end of the season.

He said: “I need to keep telling the players how important it is that we keep working hard. We got our success through working hard, everyone buying in to what we’re doing.

“We’ve managed to get a couple of wins on the road recently – we’ve had three wins on the spin now and we’re looking to make sure we go into Saturday and do everything we can to see if we can make it four in a row.

“That will be the message to the players – we need to make sure we go into this game confident, as we are, and the most important thing now is to try and win as many games as we can from now until the end of the season and see where it takes us.”