ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town boss Sam Collier is eager for his side to seal their best run of home form in over a decade when Ardley United make the trip to Wiltshire tonight.

Home has been a happy hunting ground for Bassett in recent weeks, with five wins strung together on the bounce at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground.

And after missing out on any action for two weeks, Collier is keen to get the ball rolling again by extending that run.

“We’ve been really good at home,” he said. “We’ve won five home games on the trot.

“I’m told that if we win tomorrow, it [six consecutive home wins] hasn’t happened at this club since around 2006.

“It’s been quite a frustrating period without playing. Luckily we’re ahead on our games so it’s not too much of an issue for us, other than the fact that we’re keen to get out and play.”

Ardley currently sit second bottom of the Hellenic Premier Division – two places and five points behind Bassett.

Back in October, Collier’s men sealed a 3-1 away win in the reverse fixture courtesy of a brace of late goals.

But a mid-season change of manager by their rivals means the Town boss is not sure what to expect come kick-off.

“They’re obviously desperate for points, like we are,” Collier said.

“It’s always difficult to know what sort of side you’ll get out on a Tuesday at this level; whether they’ll get players from other sides or whether they’ve had the chance to sign new players.

“It’s always a difficult game. There are no easy games in this league so we’ll expect a very difficult encounter.

“We beat them away but they’ve since had a change of manager and a few change of personnel.

“I’ll be honest with you, we don’t know too much about them. We like to go and watch a game or hear from someone, but because they haven’t played for three or four weeks it’s difficult for us to be able to do that, and see if they’ve had any new faces come in or out.

“It’s a little bit of the unknown, but as long as we concentrate on ourselves and have a right go, there’s no reason we can’t make it six home wins on the trot.”

Elsewhere tonight, Shrivenham host Bishops Cleeve while Fairford Town make the trip to Flackwell Heath.