SHRIVENHAM boss Gareth Davies believes his side should be going to Virginia Water with the mindset of collecting three points as they go hunting their seventh league win in a row on Saturday.

Shrivenham’s winning run started in November after Davies said his side improved their work-rate, leading to a significant upturn in performances and ultimately results.

The Shrivvy boss said people had written them off at the start of the year but having not made too many changes to his squad, the players were afforded the chance to turn their fortunes around and they duly repaid him.

With the reverse fixture ending all square, Davies is expecting another tough game between two sides that are evenly matched – so much so, only a point separates them in the league table.

He said: “The pitch is first class down there – they ground-share with Windsor – so it’s certainly a place where you can get the ball down and play.

“We’re going there with the mindset to collect another three points and we’ll be full of confidence because we’ve been in a rich vein of form recently.

“We’re working so much harder with and without the ball now. At the start of the year, we were so far off in games and we didn’t adapt very well however, now I believe we’ve found our feet.

“Over the last six weeks, the players have shown they can compete at this level.

“But we don’t want to stop there, we want to carry on and three points on Saturday is what we’re looking for.”

Shrivenham began their first 17 games with just 14 points and looked set for a relegation battle, but since November have begun to flourish.

Davies has now turned his attention from the bottom half to the top and is optimistic about his side’s potential end to the season.

He said: “We want to see how far we can go. Why can’t we go on and sneak up the table and try and finish even higher than we are now?

“I think it will set the bar for us because when we came in, the start wasn’t particularly great and I think people were writing us off a little bit.

“The squad has changed a little bit, but 99 per cent of the players that were here at the start are still here and I don’t see why we can’t aim for a top-ten finish.”

Elsewhere in the Premier League, both Royal Wootton Bassett and Fairford Town are without fixtures this weekend.

Meanwhile, in Division One West, Pewsey Vale visit Newent Town looking to bounce back from last weekend’s 8-0 drubbing while Malmesbury Victoria are in Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup action as they host Holyport.