ROB Small says he will learn more about his title-winning Bowers & Pitsea side in the final four fixtures of the season than he has in the preceding 34 games.

Bowers were crowned Isthmian North champions after registering a 4-0 win over Dereham Town last weekend.

Small’s side make the trip to Felixstowe & Walton United tomorrow and the Bowers boss is eager to see what mindset his players have at Dellwood Avenue.

“I will learn more about the players in the next four games than I have in the rest of the season,” said Small.

“We officially won the title last week, but I know that a true winner doesn’t turn on and off.

“I can’t bare thinking about my players possibly turning off because I want to win every single game we go into.

“We will treat Felixstowe with the utmost respect.

“We’re expecting a very tough game and a vocal crowd.

“It will be a difficult game regardless of whether we are champions or not.”

Bowers have registered 14 consecutive victories and tasted defeat just once since the turn of the year.

But the newly-crowned champions will make the trip to Suffolk with Felixstowe in impressive form.

While Bowers are top of the form table due to their incredible record, tomorrow’s hosts are currently second in the division’s form guide over the last six outings.

Felixstowe have picked up 14 points from their last six fixtures and are eight encounters without defeat.

And Small believes Bowers have done well to overcome similarly in-form sides in recent weeks to book their place in the Isthmian Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.

“We seem to keep catching teams in form at the moment,” he added.

“Felixstowe are doing really well at the moment and that was the same when we played the likes of Brentwood Town, Barking and Dereham recently.

“They were all in good moments but we were still able to win all of them.”

The reverse fixture proved to be a historic day as Bowers returned to the Len Salmon Stadium for the first time since their home’s redevelopment.

Bowers were 4-0 winners and Small remembers the game well.

“When we played Felixstowe earlier in the season, they were second in the league,” admitted Small.

“People forget that we started this season away from home at Aveley, but the Felixstowe game will live long in the memory for me.”