ROB Small will ignore the Isthmian North standings when Bowers & Pitsea welcome Mildenhall Town to the Len Salmon Stadium tomorrow.

While Bowers moved to the top of the table with their 4-0 win over Basildon United last weekend, Mildenhall are in 17th place having taken 10 points from 11 fixtures.

But Small, who will be without the suspended Callum Leahy after accumulating five yellow cards, is aware that Mildenhall will not be easily beaten.

“We can’t take anything for granted but we need to keep taking points and winning our home games if we are to achieve something this season,” said the Bowers boss.

“I’m not sure the league table tells the true story in the first 10 or 11 games.

“It needs time to balance out and Mildenhall have some very good players, particularly in attacking positions.

“Thomas Debenham is a handful and has done brilliantly since converting into a striker from a central defender.”