DARREN Beale has called on Concord Rangers to pay a fitting tribute to club founder Albert Lant by securing three points against Oxford City tomorrow.

Lant sadly passed away last Thursday and a minute’s applause will take place prior to the Beach Boys’ National League South clash with Oxford at the Aspect Arena.

And first team coach Beale wants the hosts to boost their play-off aspirations by sealing three points in memory of Lant.

“The former chairman sadly passed away last week and we want to win three points for him,” said Beale.

“What better send off would there be for him than us getting into the play-offs this season?

“Getting into the National League South play-offs would show how far the club has come since he founded Concord and it would be great.

“I never met Albert but I never heard a bad word about him.

“We would like to get into the play-offs and I think winning tomorrow, to put us on course for that target, would be a fitting tribute.”

Oxford make the trip having already tasted victory in south Essex within the last month, having beaten East Thurrock United 1-0 at Rookery Hill.

And, having picked up three wins from their last four outings, Beale is aware that Oxford will prove tough to beat.

"They are a good side and, like every other game in this division, it will be difficult," added Beale.

"They beat us 2-0 in the reverse fixture and they were quite comfortable winners on the day.

"But we have only lost twice at home this season and we will be looking to keep that record intact."

The Beach Boys will go into the contest having seen last week's clash at Truro City abandoned with less than 20 minutes to play.

Truro's Michael Hervé suffered a fractured humerus and medical staff were advised not to move the Frenchman.

With there being a three-hour wait before the ambulance arrived to transport Hervé to hospital, the match was abandoned.

Concord, who were 1-0 up at the time thanks to Sam Ashford's first half opener, were hoping to be awarded all three points.

But the National League board have decided that the fixture must be replayed on Tuesday, April 16.

"These sort of things that go against you in the season make you stronger," insisted Beale.

"It isn't ideal, but the boys will go there looking to get the three points that they deserved in the first place."