Ian Allinson will take nothing for granted when St Albans City entertain Concord Rangers on Saturday despite their opponents' indifferent recent form.

Rangers have failed to win any of their last four National League South games and required a last-gasp Billy Knott effort to draw with Woking last time out.

Form, Allinson argues, can be misleading and the Saints boss is expecting a tough assignment when Rangers arrive at Clarence Park on Saturday.

"All the accounts that I have had are that they have been the best team in the league this year at times," the St Albans manager said.

"They have had a bit of a stumble in the last couple of weeks, but this league doesn't bring any surprises to me. I do not go out expecting to win every game and expect every game to be a difficult one."

St Albans head into the meeting with Rangers in contrasting form having emerged victorious from each of their last two outings.

That upturn in form has allowed the Saints to climb to 12th in the table and put a slow start to the campaign behind them.

Allinson has been pleased with his side's recent results and is eager for City to extend their winning run with success over Rovers.

He said: "It would be great to record a third straight win. We needed to put together a run of form because we were getting perilously close to the relegation zone.

"In any league you do not want to get dragged into a relegation battle even at this stage of the season."

City will hope to have gained confidence from their dramatic 4-2 win over East Thurrock United in their last outing.

They know that victory would see them climb above Rangers in the National League South table.

The Saints could even end Saturday in the play-off places depending on results elsewhere.