Rayment waiting for Tulips to hit top form

Chris Hall
Chris Hall

“We are not playing to our full potential yet.”

That’s the message from Spalding United manager Pat Rayment to their rivals.

The Tulips are looking for a fifth successive home win in the Evo-Stik League First Division South when they take on Stafford Rangers at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday.

Spalding are two points behind fifth-placed Stafford with two games in hand.

Rayment said: “It’s all set up to be a good game but the emphasis must be on us.

“We still haven’t got the best out of this team yet.

“We have brought new players to the club and they need to get up to their top form.

“We have had Stafford watched and they are a very direct side so we will need to stay strong.”

Luke Thurlbourne is not ready to return from injury while Chris Hall is a slight fitness doubt.

Spalding, meanwhile, have been drawn at home to Coalville Town in the second round of the Doodson Sport League Cup. The tie will be played on December 2.