THE MATCH: Concord Rangers are bidding for an immediate reaction after their long unbeaten run was brought to a surprising end last weekend.

The Beach Boys were defeated by Taunton Town - who play two tiers lower - in the FA Trophy, bringing to a halt a 12 match run where the only defeat was an extra-time reverse to Woking in the FA Cup.

The important games keep coming in the league, with Concord targeting successive league wins for the first time since February.

Bognor Regis are second from bottom in the National League South and have found it hard going since winning promotion last season.

But Rocks have shown signs of resurgence in recent weeks and are currently unbeaten in four games. A win tomorrow would see them level on points with Concord.

THE INSIGHT: "The Taunton game was a disappointing and frustrating result," said Flanagan. "I would give credit to Taunton though as the players performed to a high level helped by close to 500 home fans signing spurring them on.

"On the day the fortunate moments went with them as I felt two goals we concede were down to individual error and their keeper played especially well.

"It was not so long ago that Concord were the lower league team getting similar results and, while we are a small club in stature, we haven’t quite been able to realise yet that other teams now see us as a big scalp due to the league we are in and this is something that has to change.

"On the day certain players let themselves down so with respects to this upcoming weekend I expect a positive reaction not from just those players but from the whole group.

"Our goalkeeper (Louis Wells) has been in the top three each month for levels of consistency and our forward players all hit the target in the game. That is not saying our keeper shouldn’t have saved the shots he conceded and our forwards shouldn’t have scored the chances they had but, whatever level of football, these areas of the pitch win and lose you games and, in both departments, we weren’t ruthless enough.

"In moments like this we can look to replace players when mistakes are made or we can stick by them and see if they use the disappointment they have to push them on further. I tend to prefer the latter."

“Bognor are very similar to us with respect to how they have performed this season,” added Flanagan. “They have not had enough wins and far too many draws.

“Both teams will be looking at this game as winnable and having beaten Hemel Hempstead in the week and being at home Bognor will rightly feel like they are favourites. It will be a tough fixture and we will need to be at our best to build on the eight game unbeaten run we are on.

“We need to take something from every game ideally but I have no fear of playing the teams in the top half. If anything I would say with less expectation placed upon us this is when we perform to a higher level so whoever we play we will be very competitive.”

THE TEAM NEWS: Rob Girdlestone remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.