CANVEY Island boss Mark Bentley feels his side will face their toughest test so far when they welcome Bury Town to Park Lane tomorrow.

The Gulls, who endured a frustrating campaign last term, have made a 100 per cent winning start to the current season.

But Bentley admits his players will need to be at the top of their game if they want to overcome a Bury side who have notched seven points from their first three outings.

Bentley said: “I think this will be the toughest test for us so far.

“The game at their place last season sticks out for me because they moved the ball really well.

“I know they have kept the majority of their squad together from last year, so I’m expecting the same.

“Although we are a different animal this season, they have played who can hurt us and we need to be switched on for the full 90 minutes.

“We know we have some good players ourselves and it’s important for us to concentrate on our qualities.”

Following tomorrow’s encounter, Canvey will not be in Isthmian North action for 14 days.

And, with eye-catching fixtures against promotion hopefuls Coggeshall Town and Maldon & Tiptree on the horizon, Bentley is intrigued to see how his new-look squad with fair in the weeks to come.

“After last season, it was important to hit the ground running,” added Bentley, who took charge of the Gulls last October.

“We ended last season well and then we have started the new campaign with four wins on the bounce.

“I’m aware that we will eventually drop points, but we’re trying to string out this winning run for as long as possible.

“Everyone is on the same page and this is the start of a difficult run.

“After facing Bury this weekend, our next two league games are against Coggeshall Town and Maldon & Tiptree.

“They finished 20 points or so ahead of us last season, so this run will see where we really are with this squad.”