CHARLIE GRIFFIN is not unlike Marcelo Bielsa when it comes to running the rule over the opposition, but even the Cirencester Town boss admitted his scrutiny is in a different stratosphere to that of the Leeds United chief.

However, Griffin has certainly done his homework on tomorrow’s visit of league leaders Blackfield and Langley. 

“They beat us 2-0 earlier in the season, but we had them watched in the week against Salisbury and we understand their threats, but we didn’t send anyone to their training ground,” quipped Griffin.

And Griffin wants a victory to cement his side’s spot in the play-offs after a last-gasp point at Cinderford Town on Saturday.

Faced with defeat, the Centurions were indebted to captain Allan Griffin’s 90th minute header from a sumptuous Ben Whitehead cross, cancelling out James Harding’s goal on 83 minutes.

Griffin said: “I thought we deserved something out of the game. The lads showed great character and worked very hard.

“That’s four wins and a draw in the last five games and 19 goals, so we’re right in the mix.

“We’re seven points behind Blackfield and Langley and can cut this to four if we win on Saturday, but we have 16 games to go and a lot can happen – Yate are playing Moneyfields, who have put a good run together, so plenty of more twists and turns ahead.”

Town welcome back Adam Connolly (flu) and Owen Windsor returns from England U18s duty. Giant defender Babz Jarra (dislocated shoulder) remains sidelined.