DANNY Scopes believes Concord Rangers are reaping the benefits of adapting to a new system.

The Beach Boys reverted to using three central defenders and two wing-backs in a bid to end a run of six defeats.

Scopes’ side have recorded two victories since, against Hemel Hempstead Town and East Thurrock United, but the Concord boss has yet to decide which formation to use in the National League South contest at Bath City tomorrow.

“I think the new system is working well,” said Scopes.

“We changed it up because when you’re on a losing run you have to look at doing something different to stop that run.

“Getting an extra body in the backline was probably a natural progression and it gives us a bit more aerial ability with three centre-halves.

“If Billy Roast plays in front, that gives you four big players on the pitch and you need that at times.

“It’s a work in progress but, unfortunately, you don’t get lots of time to work on stuff because of having game after game.

“It’s not a formation that we are necessarily going to use week in, week out, but it’s nice to have that adaptability.”

Concord head to Bath sitting 11th in the standings, six points adrift of their sixth-placed hosts.

And although this weekend will come too soon for some injured stars, Scopes confirmed a trio close to making a return to the fold.

“We’ve got a good 15 or 16 players and then we’re backing that up with some good, young talent,” added Scopes, who took charge in the summer.

“Ryan Gondoh is out at the moment, but he is probably only a week away from coming back into contention.

“Lamar Reynolds is also back on grass and, although I think this weekend will come too soon for him, he is probably a week away as well.

“Mickey O’Donoghue is training now, out running and involved in non-contact stuff.

“It’s a small squad of senior players but we’ve got younger bodies when needed.”