FC CLACTON manager Tom Austin has told his players to enjoy their football and feel no pressure in the closing weeks of the Thurlow Nunn League campaign.

The Seasiders have 11 Thurlow Nunn League premier division fixtures left - starting with Saturday's trip to Godmanchester Rovers, which is swiftly followed by a home clash with Woodbridge Town, next Tuesday.

They are currently sitting in mid-table but within touching distance of several sides above.

And while keen to finish strongly and as high as possible, Austin wants his players to relax, gain as many points as they can and see where it takes them.

Clacton finished sixth last season - the club's best-ever finish.

"We started so well and people were looking at us as a top-six team," said Austin, whose side had no fixture last Saturday.

"In recent weeks it hasn't been as good but we're only a few points off the top six or seven.

"We've got 11 games left and it's still in our hands. We can still finish strongly and in a high position.

"I've given the players a target in terms of the number of points I'd like us to take but I'm not going to share that publicly.

"I'd rather keep it in-house, rather than putting pressure on them.

"I just want them to tick off each game, enjoy the last few matches and win as many as possible.

"Let's see where that takes us."

After having no game last weekend, Clacton will head to Godmanchester with their last outing being the memorable 8-0 demolition of Gorleston on February 22.

Austin hopes his side can use that result and performance as a springboard for more success in Cambridgeshire.

"It gave us something to build on but we don't want to be a Jekyll and Hyde side," he said.

"I don't want to go into a game wondering what team is going to turn up.

"We have to be consistent.

"It was such a shame to not have a game last weekend, because we just wanted to build on the Gorleston match.

"It came at the wrong time."