TAUNTON Town start their big week with an away trip to Farnborough tomorrow (ko 3pm), ahead of Wednesday's home clash with fellow play-off contenders Salisbury (ko 7.45pm).

The latter fixture is dependent on Salisbury's FA Trophy match this weekend not going to a replay, however.

The Peacocks should have captain Matt Wright back for tomorrow after he missed last Saturday's match through injury, but Ollie Chamberlain remains a doubt, despite making good progress with his knee injury.

Taunton have some cover in that area, though, having secured the signing of attacking midfielder Les Afful on dual forms with Toolstation Western League Premier Division side Buckland Athletic.

Former Exeter City player Afful joined the Peacocks in 2017, but struggled for playing time towards the end of last season and departed for Buckland.

Town are second in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division South table, with Farnborough 12th, although their hosts have won their last two matches.

The opposition

Farnborough, nicknamed Boro or The Yellows, were only founded in 1967, but by 1989 they had won promotion to the Football Conference.

They yo-yoed between the Conference and Southern/Isthmian Leagues until 2007, when they went into administration and had to re-form (dropping the ‘Town’ part of their name in the process).

Since then, they’ve worked their way back up, finishing 20th out of 24 teams in last season’s Southern League Premier.

They play at the 7,000-capacity Easy As HGV Stadium and are managed by Spencer Day, who has been at the club since 2011.

His side ended a run of seven straight losses by smashing play-off wannabes Beaconsfield Town 6-2 last weekend, Reggie Young hitting a hat-trick in a remarkable away win.

Then, on Wednesday, they won 2-1 at home to Gosport Borough, thanks to Marc Charles-Smith's late goal.

What they said

Taunton's head of football Rob Dray commented: "We can't underestimate any team in the league, and we had Keith [Emmerson] watching their game with Gosport.

"[Farnborough] have had a high turnover of players from week to week, but they're an established club at this level with great facilities.

"We're playing big clubs, National League clubs, so it's great to see little Taunton up there in the table.

"But we can't take our foot off the gas."