SALISBURY FC will be hoping to take their current winning run into doubles figures this Saturday, when they host Merstham in a home FA Trophy clash.

Merstham play at the same level as the Whites, but in the Isthmian Premier, where they are 12th in the table.

They warmed up for the trip to the Ray Mac on Saturday with 4-1 win at bottom placed Harlow.

In the previous round of the Trophy, they won at home 2-0 against East Grinstead Town, while the Whites won away at Fleet 3-0.

Looking ahead to Saturday's game Salisbury manager Steve Claridge said: “I think this game is going to be a lot tougher then it looks on paper, as they are lot better than their league position.

"I hope we have another big crowd to come and cheer the boys on, as it should be a good game."

The Whites will wait on the fitness of Kane O'Keefe, Darren Mullings, Chris Shephard and Danny Young, before picking their final line-up for Saturday's game

On Tuesday night, Salisbury made it nine wins on the trot as they beat visiting Paultons Rovers 2-0.

Dan Fitchett was their goalscoring hero, as he grabbed a second half brace as they booked their place in the third round of the Southern League Cup.

Claridge said: "We rested a number of players and it was great to see us get the job done. I want to stay in as many competitions as possible."

The game saw the return of Claudio Herbert to the Salisbury line-up. He started the season at the Whites' Premier South rivals Hartley Wintney and then moved to Andover New Street in the Wessex League Premier Division.

Claridge said: “Claudio has come in as cover and he understands this, but wants to be part of this club as he enjoys it here. We will slot him into the line-up when we need to."

Last Saturday, Salisbury kept up their quest for promotion, as they came from behind to beat third placed visiting Hendon 3-1, which saw the Whites remain in second spot.

Talking about another superb victory, Claridge said: “We went behind early on and then after 20 minutes we suddenly started playing and dominated the game to the end of the game.

"They are a good footballing side, but by the end they ran out of ideas and were just lumping the ball long. It is great that we are beating good teams like Merthyr, Tiverton and now Hendon."

In other news for the club this week, Salisbury were named the Southern League Premier South Club of the Month for October. Claridge said: "It is great for the club and obviously we had a good month, which we have carried on in November."