CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mike Cook is hoping his team can continue their recent run of form this weekend when they host fellow relegation battlers St Albans City at the Thornbury Surfacing Stadium.

The Bluebirds have won three of their previous four fixtures while St Albans also have seven points across the same period of games.

A meeting between the two form teams in the bottom half will give Chippenham the chance to best the team they drew 0-0 with on the opening day of the season too.

Not that previous results are on the mind of manager Mike Cook, though.

He said: “We’ll treat this game the same as any other.

“We do the same planning to see what their strengths and weaknesses are, work on our strengths and weaknesses and try to put a plan together that means we come out on the right side of things.

“So far, the lads have gone out and tried to implement our plans in every game – for the most part, it has gone quite well.”

Cook said his team is well on its way to reaching the monthly target of seven points having claimed half a dozen already.

The ultimate target for this season is 40, according to Cook, but the Bluebirds boss said his team will not be resting on their laurels if they get there early.

He said: “The players have had monthly targets – we’re doing it in four-game blocks.

“We asked for seven points from this block and we’ve already got six with a couple of games to go.

“So we’re a little bit ahead this month, but we were one point behind last month, so we need to make that difference up if we’re going to survive.

“People say 40 is the target that keeps you up, but I think we might need more than 40 this year.

“That will be our first target, – hopefully kick on from there.”