CONCORD Rangers player-manager Sammy Moore says he will go into today’s National League South clash with St Albans City as ‘a proud manager’.

The Beach Boys welcome their fellow play-off chasers to the Aspect Arena after claiming an eye-catching 2-1 win over second-placed Woking on Friday.

And Moore insists the pressure is on St Albans, rather than his side, to pick up all three points.

“The team spirit and togetherness in my squad is amazing,” said Moore.

“There is a belief that we can get in the play-offs and we showed that by outplaying Woking.

“If anyone went to the game and said we didn’t outplay them then they don’t know football.

“We’re buzzing and in a great mood.

“We’ve got a good goal difference, which is basically an extra point.

“St Albans have got to come to our place and beat us. The pressure is on them.

“If we play how we can, we will definitely have a good chance of getting in the play-offs.

“But we’ve got to come back down to earth because we want to build on the win at Woking.

“Our players will be focused and we’ll tell the players St Albans’ weaknesses and what they are good at.

“We had St Albans watched on Friday so we will make sure we’re ready.

“I was such a proud manager after the win at Woking and it was probably one of the best feelings I have had all season.”

Alex Wall, who had already seen an effort crash against the crossbar, put Concord in front at the Laithwaite Community Stadium as his effort from an acute angle squirmed under Woking goalkeeper Craig Ross.

And the Beach Boys doubled their advantage five minutes later as Joan Luque’s spectacular strike from 30 yards out found the top corner of the net.

Max Kretzschmar halved the deficit from the penalty spot after Tosan Popo had brought down Paul Hodges, but Concord held on to secure all three points.

And Moore was full of praise for his side.

“The boys were absolutely outstanding and I’m so proud of them,” added Moore.

“We were tremendous in the first half and played some great football at times. Our intensity and energy was a level above.

“You need winners, leaders and characters when you go to places like Woking.

“If you have those three things when you’re fighting to get into the play-offs, that stands you in good stead.”