CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier will continue to look up and not down after his side broke the 45-point mark when beating Hungerford at Hardenhuish Park on Saturday.

The Bluebirds sit five points short of the play-off frame with 11 fixtures remaining and could upset the odds by poaching a late spot in the top seven.

Outstanding games against the division’s top three – Torquay, Woking and Chelmsford – will undoubtedly provide Collier’s troops with a tough run-in.

However, the Town boss insists his side can play their remaining games with little pressure on their shoulders – knowing it would take a minor miracle for Hungerford, East Thurrock and Weston Super Mare to overhaul the Wiltshire club’s current points tally.

He said: “We must look up and not down.

“There are 10 games remaining, we’ve got difficult games ahead of us in those fixtures – Torquay, Chelmsford and Woking.

“Those are great games for us to be playing in as we develop.

“The pressure becomes less and less – we’ve hopefully secured our place in next season’s Conference South already.

“It’s a good time to be at the club, and we recorded a good victory on Saturday (against Hungerford) off the back of a strong performance the week earlier.

“We’re taking our chances, and have players coming back from injury. We are a serious team in the Conference South.”

Chippenham welcomed close to 600 fans to Hardenhuish Park on Saturday – a figure which Collier is keen for his side to build on in future years.

Swindon Town’s postponed game against Newport County in League Two no doubt added to the Bluebirds’ attendance figure.

But Collier, whose side face Weston Super Mare this weekend, believes his side did enough to attract fans back to watch step two non-league football again in the future.

Odds-on to add to their points tally this weekend, a win could lift as high as eighth. A loss meanwhile would have few side effects – with 12th placed Slough Town trailing the Bluebirds by four points.

“We had nearly 600 in the ground which is good, we’d like more but we realise that’s what it is,” said Collier.

“There was a good atmosphere and we gave the fans something to go away with.

“Hopefully we can go to Weston-Super-Mare and pick up some more points.

“They came to Hardenhuish Park earlier in the season and beat us – we also lost to Hungerford earlier in the season.

“At that point, we didn’t want to be in the position where we were losing those games.

“Weston are competitive and will always deliver complete performances.

“We need to prepare properly in the week and be ready for their challenge.”