GARRY Haylock is likely to name an unchanged side at Rushden & Diamonds on Saturday after the excellent midweek result against AFC Wimbledon.
After holding the Blue Square Premier leaders to a 0-0 on Tuesday, Haylock (pictured) will be aiming to maintain the same defensive solidity against an in-form Rushden & Diamonds side.
Since coming back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Church Road in January, Justin Edinburgh's men have lost just once in the last seven games and have moved to the fringes of the play-off race.
It means that Hayes & Yeading will need to keep things tight again in the same manner as they did to blunt Dons so effectively.
"It was a good performance, there was nothing wrong with it, so you cannot change a lot," said Haylock. "Ben Wright did well when he came on up front and Elliott Buchanan has been the form player for us.
"But Jefferson Louis was excellent for an hour. We could have more of a goal threat, but we are away so you cannot push forward too much.
"We have worked very hard on our defensive mentality and it has started to come to fruition in the last six games. Prior to that we were leaking goals all over the place. But we have started to turn the corner. If we keep 10 clean sheets between now and the end of the season, then we will have no problem in staying up."
It will not be easy to blunt a Rushden & Diamonds attack that were rampant in midweek with Michael Gash notching four in a 5-1 home victory over Bath City.
Hayes & Yeading's own hot-shot Buchanan scored a hat-trick in the 3-3 draw in the corresponding fixture but he may start on the bench again, while Tom Cadmore is suspended and Delroy Preddie is likely to be preferred to fit-again Lee Harrison in goal.
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