GORDON Bartlett has backed his team to emerge victorious from Staines's Wheatsheaf Park fortress on Saturday.
The Massive's 2-2 draw with Ton-bridge Angels on Tuesday night was their first on home soil in the league this season, having previously won 15 of their 16 home games in the Ryman Premier.
Champions-elect Dover Athletic are the only side to have plundered all three points there, securing a 3-2 win in November last year.
However the Stones, who inflicted one of Staines' four defeats so far this campaign with a 4-3 win at Grosvenor Vale in October, head into the game on the back of a decent 3-0 victory over Hey-bridge Swifts, a match Greg Ngoyi continued his purple patch in front of goal.
However, if Stones are to cause an upset they are going to have to do it the hard way as Bartlett will be without striker Ben Alexander and midfielder Davis Haule. Alexander injured his shoulder in an innocuous collision last Saturday while Haule is forbidden to play against his former club.
"My striking options are limited this week," admitted the manager. "But we beat Staines in the league at our place and took them to extra time in the League Cup (before losing 2-1), so we've nothing to fear.
"They have an incredible home record but why shouldn't we go there and mess it up? Their home record won't even come into our thinking. We know what we've got to do."
Wealdstone host AFC Hornchurch next Tuesday, the start of three home matches with Horsham (March 28) and Ashford Town (March 31) visiting shortly, and Bartlett has targeted a healthy points haul.
"For the last few months we've not done well at all yet we're six points off the play-offs," he added. "There are a lot of 'if onlys' but it would be nice to have a strong finish to the season.
"The next two games are very important to us as they are against sides above us in the table. A win and a draw from those keeps us on track. If we beat Hornchurch we would go above them while if we take anything from Staines in will be a major bonus."
If they are to do that they will need Ngoyi firing on all cylinders. The youngster has four goals in his last two matches and is starting to come into his own.
"I watched at him in training on Thursday and he looked like a young lad full of confidence as he was shooting from anywhere," added Bartlett. "He has got to build on what he has dowe in recent weeks and add that consistency to his game."
UP NEXT: Staines Town
Where? Wheatsheaf Park, Saturday, 3pm
Manager: Steve Cordery
League record to date: P34 W22 D8 L4
Last five (most recent first): D, D, W, W, W
Last five home: D, W, W, W, W
Top scorer: Richard Butler (13)
Current league position: 2nd
Last season: 2nd
2007/08 season: Stones won 1-0 (A) and lost 2-1 (H)