ROB Small has backed Quentin Monville to continue his fine run of form when Great Wakering Rovers visit Bowers & Pitsea tomorrow.

The Bowers winger, who joined from Isthmian North rivals Barking in the summer, has been a hit since making the move to the Len Salmon Stadium.

Monville claimed two assists in the 2-1 victory over Canvey Island last time out and boss Small believes the former Billericay Town man could play a key role if Bowers are to secure back-to-back derby wins.

“The boy is a special player and he has been a joy to work with since joining us,” said Small.

“He is willing to learn and improve his game, which is allowing him to do a great job for us.

“At the end of the season I think his phone will be very busy with other clubs interested.

“I have talked players up in the past but they have not quite got to the level I expected them to, so I don’t want to say what level I think Quentin his capable of playing at.

“But he has got a hell of a lot of ability and got a good head screwed on.

“The sky is the limit for him and I cannot praise him enough.

“He played week in, week out for Craig Edwards at Billericay Town, so it’s not a surprise that he has made such a great impact with us.

“Quentin had been a bit quiet while looking for the right club, but I’m pleased that he chose to come to Bowers in the summer.”

And Small will be eager to kick-off a testing run of fixtures by picking up three points to extend their lead at the Isthmian North summit this weekend.

“The teams just below us have games in hand, so we won’t be resting on our laurels,” added Small.

“Our fixtures in January are fairly gargantuan.

“We had a five-point cushion after beating Canvey and if we have a five-point cushion come the end of January then I will be even happier.”

Wakering chief Garry Kimble is eager to see his side, who are currently 14th in the standings, cause an upset having beaten Basildon United last time out.

“It will be a good test for us and we need to perform like we did at Aveley if we are to get anything from the game,” said Kimble.

“If we can keep their front three of Lewis Manor, David Knight and Brad Warner quiet then I think we’ve got a chance.

“I think we can cause them a few problems.”