GREAT Wakering Rovers could secure Isthmian North safety when they visit Mildenhall Town tomorrow.

Wakering are currently 16th in the standings and are eager to avoid an immediate return to the Essex Senior League.

Mildenhall, meanwhile, remain in the relegation zone and will be unable to catch Wakering if they are defeated by Steve Butterworth’s side.

But Wakering interim player-manager Butterworth believes the pressure is on Mildenhall, rather than Wakering, to claim all three points.

“It’s probably their biggest game of the season,” said Butterworth.

“They are seven points adrift of Witham Town [who are currently 18th in the standings] and I think they will go down if they don’t beat us.

“We’re going into the game knowing that a win will ensure we are mathematically safe from the drop, but it’s one of those games where I think the game is of more importance to them.

“With how we are playing, we should be expecting to win the game.

“We are usually the underdog when we are going into games, but I don’t think that will be the case this time.

“There will be a different feel to the game because of that and it will be different psychologically for the players.”

Wakering head to Recreation Way having embarked on a four-match unbeaten run.

However, Butterworth knows his side will make the trip with a poor away record.

“Our away form is the third worst in the division and it was close to the worst before drawing at Heybridge Swifts and winning at Tilbury in our last two away games,” added Butterworth.

“Before I took over we had only won one away game, at Canvey Island, in the league.

“We know it will be a dogfight at Mildenhall because of the position they’re in.

“This is the first time I will go to Mildenhall as they’ve not been in our league before, but I know there is a slope there and we will have to take that into consideration going into the game.”

Butterworth will be able to call on the returning Eljay Worrell, Jake Gordon and Billy Johnson.

But the interim player-manager also has a selection headache defensively.

“Hussain Jaffa will be wanting to play his former club and I think he will be available,” confirmed Butterworth.

“I have a lot of defenders who have been playing well, but it’s a good problem to have.”