DANNY Scopes believes there is still more to come from Aron Pollock after the Concord Rangers central defender won the National League South player of the month award for December.

Pollock - who was born in Basildon - scored two goals, claimed one assist and helped his side to keep three clean sheets in a month where the Beach Boys enjoyed a 100 per cent winning record.

The former Leyton Orient youngster then netted in the 1-1 draw with Bath City in the second round of the FA Trophy, which set up a replay tonight, and Scopes wants to see Pollock continuing to progress.

“Aron scored because he got the second contact in the penalty area and he has now got a bit of knack for that,” said the Concord boss.

“That is good and we have spoken about the need for him to have that desire to get himself a goal.

“I expect my central defenders to be a pest in their penalty area and defend our penalty area as well.

“It’s important to remember Aron is 21, so he is a young lad and still has a lot to learn.

“He still needs to develop the way he does things, but we have given him an opportunity to play and he has taken it.”

Pollock, who came through the ranks at Leyton Orient, switched to Concord in the summer of 2018.

And the centre-half has enjoyed more extensive periods in the starting line-up under Scopes this term.

The Beach Boys have already been made to negotiate a tough route to the second round of the FA Trophy, having overcome National League South rivals Slough Town and Maidstone United.

And Scopes insists his side will take confidence from their win over Slough when they head to Bath this evening.

Scopes, who is looking to lead Concord into the third round for the first time in the club’s history, added: “We will take confidence from Slough because we should have beaten them at home but had to settle for a replay.

“We went there and were 2-1 down with 20 minutes to play but came back and won 3-2.

“We’ll use that to motivate us because it’s a big prize on offer.

“It’s a big competition and you don’t get many opportunities to play in the FA Cup or FA Trophy.

“Being in the third round would be a big prize for a club like Concord. We will have to do the club proud and try to get over the line.

“It’s a tough place to go and we will have to climb another mountain, but I have full confidence in my players.”

The winners of tonight’s replay will host Kingstonian or Leamington in the last 16.