CONCORD Rangers boss Danny Scopes stresses tomorrow’s meeting with Hemel Hempstead Town carries no extra significance despite going head-to-head with several familiar faces.

Hemel have made a flying start to the National League South campaign and have former Beach Boys chief Sammy Moore at the helm.

Following his summer departure from the Aspect Arena, Moore was appointed the new manager of Hemel and took several Concord players with him to Vauxhall Road.

But Scopes insists he will not treat the clash at the Aspect Arena any differently.

“It’s just another game for me,” said Scopes.

“We have got to approach it like we would any other game.

“There’s a little bit of history between the two clubs with there being so many former Concord players and the ex-management team at Hemel now.

“However, it’s not the same as if Danny Cowley or Adam Flanagan were coming back to Concord in charge of another team.

“Sammy and Jack Midson were only here for one season before moving on and a lot of players left with them.

“It adds extra spice to the game, but it’s still just three points on offer.”

Concord head into the weekend having suffered six consecutive defeats in all competitions.

As a result, the Beach Boys have dropped to 14th place in the standings.

But Concord were unfortunate not to return to south Essex with a point last weekend after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville thanks to a late winner.

And, although the Beach Boys are looking to return to winning ways, Scopes insists a victory over some familiar faces would not be more special than any other triumph.

“When you haven’t won for a number of games, you will take any win against any team,” added Scopes.

“I was really proud of the boys against Havant because they put in a really good shift.

“Havant had good experience in their team and we took it right to the wire.

“We were nine minutes away from coming away with a well-deserved point.

“But we have got to show the same endeavour against Hemel tomorrow and hopefully we can add a little bit of quality to our play.

“Hemel have different ambitions to us because they are looking to get promoted, but we are looking to finish the league as high in the table as possible and we need to start picking up points again.”

Sam Beasant, Connor Essam, Tosan Popo, Tyrone Sterling, Liam Nash, Sam Ashford and Alex Wall all followed Moore and his player-assistant manager Midson to Hemel after spending time at Concord last season.

And Scopes, who was the Beach Boys’ first team coach last term, is looking forward to the clash.

“The players were excellent when I was first team coach last season,” admitted Scopes.

“But relationships go out of the window when the match starts.”