BEING one of the marked men of the division is just part and parcel of the game for Cirencester Town winger Carl Brown.

Since joining from Slimbridge in November, Brown has scored eight goals for Town and his electric pace and silky touch have been a feature of the side’s improved displays.

As Ciren went on their recent ten-game unbeaten run, taking them up to 11th in the BGB Div 1 South & West, the tackles on Brown have got higher and harder.

"I am used to that, to be honest," he said.

"It was always like that in the County League as well. I just know to pick myself up and carry on.

"People have got wise to how Ciren play with myself and Davo (Steve Davies ) out wide and I suppose we have become marked men."

Davies was sent off for retaliating to a nasty double challenge at Taunton last month and is banned for Saturday’s visit to Winchester.

They will also be without prolific striker Scott Griffin, who has a one-game ban for collecting five bookings. Jason Welsh is likely to assume the front-man role in Ciren's 4-5-1 formation.

Having disappointingly ended the great sequence with a defeat in their most recent game at Thatcham, Ciren will be looking for nothing less than three points at the weekend. While Ciren are second only to league leaders Truro in the current form table, Winchester City are rock bottom, mirroring their overall position in the league.

Brown, who scored against Winchester in the 3-0 home win on his debut for Town, said: "The spirit at the club is so much better now that we have a settled team.

"We were without a few regulars for Thatcham but we still had a good enough team to win. We just didn’t turn up that day.

"Training on Monday was very high tempo and we will not be complacent at Winchester."

Giving their current form, it is frustating that Cirencester Town have played just six games since early January due to the weather and the vagaries of the fixture list.

Yet, they are set to contest six games in the final 15 days of the season.

One of the games during that period is the rearranged away match at Andover, which will now take place on the evening of Thursday, April 16.

The postponed home fixture with Paulton Rovers has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24.