DARREN Beale insists Concord Rangers must put the reasons behind tonight’s rearranged National League South clash with Truro City out of their minds as they bid to break into the play-off places.

The Beach Boys will make the 14-hour round trip to Treyew Road having seen the original encounter abandoned with little more than 10 minutes remaining due to the hosts’ Michael Hervé suffering a fractured humerus.

And, although he admits Sammy Moore’s side would rather not be making a second trip to Cornwall in the space of 10 days, Beale believes the prospect of moving into the play-off positions provides the perfect motivation.

Concord’s first team coach said: “A win would take us into the play-offs.

“The players won’t need any motivation because they know what they need to do.

“We had the long trip down to Truro a week ago and need to put in a good performance to make sure we come out on top.

“There will be fire in the players’ bellies because they feel hard done by after what happened in the original fixture.

“Although we feel as though the situation could have been handled differently when we last played them, we have to be professional.

“We can’t let anything that has happened or that was said come into our thinking.

“We’ve got to focus on the job at hand and getting all three points is what matters.

“It’s a long trip, but the three points would make the long trip home better.”

Medical staff were advised not to move Hervé following the injury sustained in the original meeting and, with there being a three-hour wait before the ambulance arrived to transport the Frenchman to hospital, the match was abandoned.

The Beach Boys, who were 1-0 up at the time thanks to Sam Ashford’s first half opener, were hoping to be awarded the three points and not replay the fixture.

However, the National League board decided that the fixture must be replayed.

And Beale hopes the visitors will not feel the effects of an extensive coach journey.

“We will be setting off early in the morning and it’s a journey that we could do without,” added Beale.

“We’re expecting to be back home at 6am or 7am so it is literally a full day of travelling.

“But the lads will be going there prepared and wanting to get what they deserved in the original game, which is three points.”

Concord go into the contest having suffered just a third home defeat of the campaign - to Oxford City - at the weekend.

Brandon Thomas-Asante scored what proved to be the only goal of the encounter at the Aspect Arena.

As a result, the Beach Boys are three points outside of the play-off places, but victory would see Concord move up to seventh in the standings.

Truro also need the points as they look to stave off relegation.