SWINDON Supermarine interim manager Lee Spalding says the club have the perfect opportunity to prove their play-off credentials in Southern League West during this weekend’s trip to Didcot Town.

Following Tuesday’s success away at North Leigh, Marine moved up to fifth in the table and could consolidate their position with another victory over the Railwaymen.

Didcot are currently one place and one point below Marine in the league standings, but with two points separating third from eighth, it’s still all to play for.

Spalding will have to prepare without Ryan Morgan, who is out with a back problem, while Kieran Diaz-Benitez and Ryan Campbell are also doubts with shoulder and ankle injures respectively.

While the club may be light on defenders, that hasn’t prevented Spalding targeting a disciplined performance tomorrow.

“This weekend could do us the world of good in terms of cementing a play-off spot,” said Spalding, who is now in charge until the end of the season.

“I’ve been watching highlights from Didcot and I was sent a video of their game when they played Cirencester Town – they have got two or three lads who are real goal threats.

“George Reid, he used to be here with us. He is really quick and so is another lad they have, so it is going to be a really tough game.

“I keep saying to the players, a lot of it is down to attitude and making sure we turn up. We have to bring our A game and be ready.

“One of the main things I’m looking for is more clean sheets. We’ve got goals in the team, I have no doubt about that, it’s just a case of making sure we manage games better.”

After re-signing at the Webbswood Stadium on Monday from Hellenic League side Highworth Town, Callum Parsons hit the ground running with a goal on Tuesday night.

Spalding, who is unbeaten in his tenure so far, says the club didn’t have much thinking to do over the striker’s return.

“Callum coming back was a strange one. Obviously, his brother is still here and he relayed through Josh that he wanted to play at a higher level again,” said Spalding. “The message was he wasn’t enjoying it where he was and he wanted to test himself, so I think it was a no-brainer. I didn’t have much to do with it, to be honest. The lad had made his mind up but he is a good signing without a doubt.”