FOOTBALL: Rayment refuses to look past Wellingborough

FAREWELL: Jordan Thomas (left) is set for his final Spalding appearance. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG010314-115NG
FAREWELL: Jordan Thomas (left) is set for his final Spalding appearance. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG010314-115NG
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Runaway UCL Premier Division leaders Spalding United are aiming to set up a potential title party by beating Wellingborough Town this Saturday.

Should the Tulips win the Dog and Duck clash (3pm), they could clinch the crown by beating Kempston Rovers at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday week...providing Huntingdon Town drop points before then.

That scenario isn’t too far fetched, either. A win at Wellingborough would mean Huntingdon were the only side mathematically capable of catching Spalding.

They thrashed Long Buckby 5-1 on Wednesday night, but host Sleaford Town this weekend – so dropped points are a possibility.

However, Tulips Pat Rayment chief is refusing to look past eighth-placed Wellingborough and reckons they are among the top UCL sides.

He said: “Obviously when you set out with the aim of winning the title, you’ll take it however it comes.

“But the ideal scenario is of course to win it in front of your own fans. That’s what we’d all want and it’d be a bonus, but we’re taking nothing for granted.

“Wellingborough are a very good side and we respect them. They have good players and a good manager.

“They’ve also played fewer games than anyone else, so I expect them to climb the table.

“As I’ve said, we’ll not let up and will go there to win. As well as the title, we’ve got designs on winning all of our remaining matches.”

Rayment hopes to welcome midfield maestro Chris Hall back into the squad after illness, while the on-loan Jordan Thomas should feature in what will be his last game before returning to parent club Lincoln City.

Top scorer Andrew Tidswell is still missing, but Jonny Allen could return from a long-term knee injury next week.