Dereham Town ready for crucial Brentwood clash

Dereham Town 1-0 at home to Canvey Island on Saturday 

Dereham Town 1-0 at home to Canvey Island on Saturday - Credit: Dereham Town FC

Dereham Town will be looking to bounce back on Tuesday night when they face play-off rivals Brentwood at Aldiss Park. 

Adam Gusterson's men suffered a disappointing late defeat at home to Canvey Island on Saturday, leaving them seventh in the Isthmian League North.

Dereham Town players celebrate after scoring against Barking earlier this season

Dereham Town players celebrate after scoring against Barking earlier this season - Credit: Dereham Town FC

The Magpies are two points adrift of fifth-placed Grays Athletic, who occupy the final play-off place. 

Looking ahead to Tuesday evening, Gusterson said it was time for his team to "stand up and be counted". 

He added: "It is a big game for both teams and we really need our key players to turn up.

Dereham boss Adam Gusterson. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town boss Adam Gusterson - Credit: Archant

"As a team we have been solid enough of late but, in these closely-contested games, we need somebody who's going to go and make that difference. That is what I will be looking for against Brentwood."

Brentwood go into tonight's 7.45pm kick-off having won three on the trot, while Dereham have won three and lost three of their last six matches.