LEE Minshull believes Concord Rangers remain on course for a National League South play-off place despite being four points adrift of the top seven.

The Beach Boys came from behind to seal a last gasp 2-1 win over strugglers Gloucester City on Tuesday night.

And Minshull, who headed home the winner, feels Concord will overcome the points deficit and bag a play-off spot come the end of the season.

“I’m still confident that we will be in the play-offs come the end of the season,” said Minshull, who is enjoying his first season at the Aspect Arena.

“Looking at the fixtures, we have already played all of the teams above us twice other than Torquay United and Woking.

“But we are playing Torquay at home and I would back us to beat them because we have only lost once at home all season.

“I think it’s in our hands because our home form has been great.

“But, if you look back over the course of the season, we have dropped points in games we perhaps shouldn’t have and so we maybe shouldn’t even be in with a shout of the play-offs.

“We will give it our best shot and hopefully we will break into the play-off places.”

Minshull returned from a four-match suspension for the victory over Gloucester.

Although Luke Russe gave the hosts a one-goal lead, Concord responded with Connor Essam getting his name on the scoresheet.

Minshull then grabbed the winner in the dying moments and the 33-year-old central defender was pleased to make a telling impact after a frustrating period on the sidelines.

“There is nothing better than scoring a last minute winner,” added the former Charlton Athletic youngster.

“We scored two scrappy goals and it was a frustrating game but, at the end of the day, all that mattered was getting the three points.

“I didn’t know if I was going to go straight back into the starting line-up after my suspension, but I was pleased to be in there.

“Being suspended and having to watch from the sidelines had been extremely frustrating.

“I have missed seven games because of picking up two red cards this season.

“But my time away from the pitch could end up being a blessing in disguise because it has allowed me to rest.

“Hopefully I can play a key part as we push for the play-offs.”