DANNY Scopes will be focusing on just the football when he takes his Concord Rangers side to Hemel Hempstead this weekend.

Hemel are managed by former Concord boss Sammy Moore who left the club at the end of last season.

But Scopes will only be concentrating on matters on the pitch.

“I know what went on and what happened but I’m just focusing on the game this weekend and that’s all that matters,” said Scopes.

“I don’t really what to get involved in anything else but I’ll always back Concord and I certainly do where this is concerned, 100 per cent.

“We’ve been left with a smaller budget after what happened really but we’ve tidied things up and this is a big game for us.

Concord are 14th in the National League South standings with Hemel slightly higher in 12th.

But Scopes is keen to get his side up the table.

“We’ve been playing well but probably haven’t got the results to back that up,” said Scopes.

“If you look at the form guide this is probably a game between two teams who look as though they are out of form and that makes it a big game.

“We want the win to get closer to our first target of 40 points.

“If and when we get there we can re-evaluate our goals.”

But Concord will head into the game on the back of a heartbreaking Essex Senior Cup defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge.

The Beach Boys were beaten by Dagenham on penalties in the semi-final but Scopes remains proud of his side’s efforts.

“It was a determined performance and the boys gave me everything,” he added.”

Billericay Town are also in action in National League South tomorrow as they head to Weymouth.

Billericay sit 19th in the table.

Elsewhere, Bowers & Pitsea are at home to Leatherhead while East Thurrock host Cray Wanderers,

Basildon are at home to Cambridge City, Great Wakering Rovers head to Bury Town, Canvey Island are at home to AFC Sudbury and Hullbridge Sports head to Coggeshall Town.

Southend Manor head to Stansted.