GREAT Wakering Rovers player-manager Steve Butterworth is looking to keep climbing the Isthmian North standings by overcoming table-toppers Bury Town tomorrow.

Butterworth has led Wakering into the play-off places thanks to a fine run of form which has seen them go four unbeaten in all competitions.

And, having tasted just one defeat on home soil in the Isthmian North this term, Butterworth hopes Bury will become the next side to be defeated at Burroughs Park.

Butterworth said: “Bury are flying and have made a really good start to the season.

“We lost both games when we played against them last season and didn’t get much luck, so I’m hoping that will change this weekend.

“They have similar personnel in the team and the same manager as last season, so I know they won’t have changed what they do and how they play.

“Bury are very good at what they do and they are very expansive at home, but they are a bit more compact away.

“We will have to combat that and we have been doing well at home this season.

“Our only home defeat came against Dereham Town and we were winning in that game as well, so we have made Burroughs Park a bit of a fortress.

“I’m pleased with how we have been performing this term and the results have been coming with that, but we need to carry that on and not get complacent.”

Wakering will go into the clash having booked their place in the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup in midweek.

Butterworth’s outfit came from behind to seal a 3-2 win over Romford.

Although Antonius Anastasios gave Romford an early lead, Joshua Wiggins hit back with an impressive strike just before the break and Adalberto Pinto put Wakering in front.

Romford’s Warren Kayembe equalised only for Jake Gordon to net a late Wakering winner.

Butterworth added: “We had a lot of chances and we could have won by even more.

“We were a bit slow to get going and went behind.

“A screamer just before half-time got us back on level terms but, admittedly, that was probably undeserved.

“However, we should have scored four or five goals in the second half and we were nearly made to pay for not taking those chances.

“We went ahead and then after they equalised I was starting to question whether it was going to be one of those nights where we just can’t get over the finishing line.

“But we got a late winner and got through, which is all that matters.

“We were very good going forward but poor defensively at times.”