CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier is hoping his side will be able to conjure the magic they have produced against the National League South’s top sides so far this season again on Saturday as they travel to Woking looking to disrupt their quest for promotion, writes JONATHAN LEIGHFIELD.

The Bluebirds have picked up a handful of impressive results already this season against sides towards the top end of the table, most notably when they completed the double over Billericay Town as well as claiming a win against Torquay United at Plainmoor.

Chippenham will look to remain unbeaten against the side that knocked Swindon Town out of this season’s FA Cup, with the previous meeting against the Cards ending 1-1 at Hardenhuish Park.

Aside from the result, Collier has targeted a return to the high level of performance that has served his side so well against promotion-chasing teams so far this season.

He said: “We need to put last week’s performance (a 1-0 home loss to Oxford City) behind us, that’s the first thing we need to do.

“We also need to make sure we’re competitive and fight for every ball and challenge for everything – if we don’t, we’ll come undone.

“We’re not concerned about Woking’s needs or requirements, I’m concerned about the way we perform, and we have to be better than we were last week.

“We’ve performed well against some of the top sides, home and away. Hopefully, we’re able to repeat that.

“We’ve done the double over Billericay, we’ve gone down to Torquay and won, so we know we can compete with these teams if we perform to our level.”

Collier recalled his experience of Chippenham’s promotion-winning season as he explained how Woking boss Alan Dowson will be feeling ahead of their run-in.

With their current mid-table position unlikely to change much from now until the end of the season, the Bluebirds boss believes his side can go out and enjoy their remaining fixtures.

He said: “Woking is a good place to go and play our football – the pressure is on them as they’re fighting for the title, so it just shows how well we’ve done in recent times that we’re able to go to such a big non-league club.

“It’s a day that we should look forward to, embrace and hold no fears because there’s no real pressure on us.

“I’ve been in a title-chasing team, so I know that winning is great, but it builds the pressure every week. I know where they’ll be, but it’s about how we perform on the day that’s most important.

“We finished 13th last year and a progression on that would be great. We’ve still got nine games to play, so there’s a lot of football to be played.

“We’d like to finish the season as strongly as we can, get as many points as we can and see where we can finish.”