GREAT Wakering Rovers first team coach Craig Shipman is wary of facing Soham Town Rangers tomorrow.

Soham are currently 13th in the standings, while Wakering still have aspirations of breaking into the Isthmian North play-off places ahead of this weekend’s clash at Burroughs Park.

But, with the season drawing to a close in six weeks, Shipman admits it is dangerous time to be taking on a mid-table outfit.

“The problem is, when teams are not necessarily playing for anything, you can be guilty of taking them a bit lightly,” said Shipman.

“It all comes down to Soham’s self-motivation, but they won’t be coming down to Burroughs Park for nothing.

“They are in good form and taken 10 points from their last six games.

“Soham have beaten some good teams in that run and we might take a different approach against them.

“People on the outside will be expecting us to win, but we won’t take them lightly.”

Wakering recorded a 2-0 derby win at Canvey Island last time out.

But Shipman admits seventh-placed Wakering are relying on those above them to drop points if they are to extend their season beyond April 25.

“We need the teams above us to slip up,” added Shipman.

“Anything can happen, as Romford beating Tilbury in midweek shows.

“As long as we look after what we are doing, we will have a chance.

“If teams slip up, we need to take that opportunity. I don’t want us to have regrets.”