SALISBURY FC have moved up to third place in the table following an excellent 5-2 away win at Slimbridge and boss Steve Claridge believes “there isn’t anyone that plays football like we do and I don’t care what anyone says”.

The Whites have had a rocky start to the season as well as being struck with injuries, but now look to be on a steady incline, with players returning to full fitness.

Marvin Brooks is also available for the Whites, following his suspension and will be looking to get back on the score sheet.

Claridge said: “I’m happy now that we’ve got more players fit and we’ve got a bit more room for manoeuvre.”

Adding: “I think we are in decent nick for the game Saturday we’ve got a nice balance.

“Marvin is back now so I have a choice who to go and where to go, Shephard is fit and he makes a huge difference to the side.

“So for the first time this season I've actually got a few decisions to make.”

Salisbury host fifth place Evesham United on Saturday, as the Whites look to close the gap on league leaders Taunton Town.

Claridge anticipated that the Worcestershire club would also be pushing for promotion and is expecting a tough game and said: “We will give them the respect they deserve, they are a decent side.

“They’ve got some really good players and they’ve had a real go in the transfer market for players, they have got good quality there and we know that.

“We know we fully expect at the end of the season for them to be very close but hopefully behind us, but they will be right up there no doubt about that.”

Adding that he sets his side up to get the best out of what they have got rather than setting up against and added: “If we concentrate on what we have got to do we are as good as anyone at this level.”