Leaders Mildenhall need to find a way to win

TOUGH CHALLENGE: Dean Greygoose admits his Mildenhall side are there to be shot at

TOUGH CHALLENGE: Dean Greygoose admits his Mildenhall side are there to be shot at

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Dean Greygoose has warned his Mildenhall Town players that they will need to deal with the baggage that comes with being table-toppers.

Seven wins from eight outings has lifted Mildenhall to the summit, although they may have been displaced following last night’s clash between Kirkley and Thetford.

From their position looking down on the rest of the league, Greygoose is wary that the Recreation Way outfit will now be seen as a major scalp — something they must find a way to conquer.

“It is a big month for us with plenty of games but we just have to make sure we keep enjoying ourselves,” he said.

“Being top of the league, teams are going to be desperate to take points from us.

“Some teams will stick 11 men behind the ball, but it is up to us to deal with that and find a way to score goals.”

Greygoose’s charges face a trip to Long Melford on Saturday (3pm) before a home derby with Newmarket on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Experienced midfielder Gareth Simpson, who has not played this season due to a knee injury, is close to fitness and is likely to feature against the Jockeys.

n On Saturday, Mildenhall were knocked out of the FA Vase by Peterborough Sports.

Dan Brown gave Mildenhall the lead early in the second half, but Sports hit back with three goals.

“I was proud of the way the boys played,” added Greygoose.

“We created some decent openings but games are won and lost over little things.

“In fairness Peterborough Sports were one of the best sides I have seen at this level for a long time.

“I do not like losing, but sometimes you have to accept the opposition played well.”