FC CLACTON’S Ally McInnes is confident his side can avoid the relegation trapdoor.

The Seasiders are 15th – three points above third-from-bottom Thetford – heading into the last week of the Thurlow Nunn League season.

They have a premier division date at Walsham-le-Willows this weekend, before home matches against Godmanchester Rovers on Tuesday and Thetford next Saturday.

And right-back McInnes believes his side will stay up – despite suffering a 3-0 defeat at neighbours Brightlingsea Regent on Monday.

“I think we’ll get out of it,” he said.

“I’m confident and feel we’ve got the squad to do it."

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