SALISBURY boss Steve Claridge is looking for his side to bounce back to winning ways immediately, after they suffered first defeat in eight games last weekend.

Once again this weekend, the Whites are home with Yate Town the visitors to the Ray Mac.

Last Saturday, Salisbury lost 1-0 to lowly Barnstaple and Claridge said: “They did a good job on us and we lost, which is disappointing, but you have to look at the bigger picture.

"We came into Christmas still in the pack and now we are second and seven points clear of the next team, after a seven game winning run.

"So I am happy where we are we just have to finish the job off and February is a big month for us.”

Saturday’s game at the Ray Mac will be a mouth watering encounter as the Whites and Yate Town are the two in form teams in the league.

Salisbury have lost once in their last eight league outings, while visiting Yate are unbeaten in their last seven games and looking to get themselves into the Southern League Division One West play-off shake-up.

They are 11th at the moment, but are only three points behind Bideford in sixth spot.

Lewis Benson is back in the squad for Saturday and Claridge said: “We know it will be a tough game, as we only 1-0 at their place thanks to a Chris Shephard penalty. We certainly have to play better than we did last Saturday and I am sure we will.”