DANNY Scopes has called on his Concord Rangers side to build on their flying start to the National League South season when Chelmsford City visit the Aspect Arena tonight.

The Beach Boys recorded a 3-0 victory over Oxford City on the opening day, with summer signings Joel Nouble and Kreshnic Krasniqi joining Joe Gardner on the scoresheet.

And Scopes, who will be taking charge of a competitive fixture on home soil for the first time since being appointed in May, is looking forward to seeing his new-look squad do battle with one of the division’s promotion favourites in an Essex derby.

“We know it will be a difficult game but we will approach it in the right way,” said the Beach Boys chief.

“Chelmsford are among the favourites to go up and get in the play-offs at the very least this season, so we know they will have a lot of quality and make it difficult for us.

“But we now have a lot of confidence after making a fantastic start to the season so I’m hoping that we can take that confidence into the game and pick up a good result.”

Scopes and his backroom staff have been hard at work throughout the summer looking to bring in reinforcements after Concord’s impressive side, which finished sixth in the National League South standings last term, was decimated.

But the hard work paid off as the Beach Boys got the better of Oxford and recorded a comfortable win.

Although Scopes was keen to celebrate getting his reign off to a winning start, he insists it is important for his players to keep their feet on the ground.

“We have seven games left this month and that is a difficult amount for any club in any division,” added Scopes.

“You can’t afford to get too high or too low after games at the moment because there is another game just around the corner.

“We are a new group and, although we won at Oxford, there is still a lot to work on and we can’t lose sight of that.”

Like Concord, Chelmsford made a triumphant start to the campaign as they overcame Hampton & Richmond Borough.

And Scopes may look to make alterations to his side after playing on Oxford’s artificial surface just three days ago.

“We’ll have to look at how the boys recover because it was a draining pitch,” admitted Scopes.

“But we’ve got 16 or 17 players around the squad and we might mix it up.”