Oxford City boss Mike Ford has no intention of letting his players rest on their laurels following their excellent start to the campaign, writes Michael Knox.

City trounced Boston 4-2 at Court Place Farm on Tuesday night to move up to seventh.

“I’m absolutely delighted how we’ve started,” said Ford.

“I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive before the season, especially with a difficult start.

“So to be in seventh and having reached double-figure points after six games is fantastic.”

But ahead of tomorrow’s game at home to a once-famous non-league club Altrincham, Ford warned: “There can be no let-up.”

“We’ve got to maintain our intensity and make the most of having two home games in a row.”

Altrincham, who sit a place below City, have a dangerous striker in Damian Reeves, who scored all four goals in their 4-2 win at Gainsborough. Ford said: Altrincham play entertaining football with plenty of goals – a bit like us.”

Declan Benjamin returns to the squad following a two-week holiday, while there’s a slight injury doubt about Andy Ballard, who suffered a knock on an ankle against Boston.

“I won’t name the side until I get back from by regular Saturday morning run,” said Ford, who said the squad had stepped up to the challenge in brilliant fashion this season.

Oxford City (v Altrincham, home): from Carter, Pond, Learoyd, Malone, Willmott, Mills, Ballard, Isaac, Sharif, Cook, Stonehouse, Skendi, Basham Barcelos, Gunn, Blossom, Benjamin.