SANDHURST Town chairman Tony Dean remains confident that his side can pull themselves clear of the relegation places in Combined Counties Premier Division.

The Fizzers have endured a largely forgettable season, losing 25 of their 34 games - more than any other side in the division - and currently prop up the table.

Their back-to-back wins over the Easter weekend have been followed by a 3-1 loss to Cove last Thursday, a 2-1 defeat to Hanworth Villa on Saturday, and a 3-2 reverse at Bedfont Sports on Tuesday.

The only positive, as Dean points out, is that they still have eight games remaining this season to turn things around.

"We are up against it, no doubt," he told the News. "But we are positive and quietly optimistic that we will turn it around.

"The spirit is good in the squad and the lads are sticking together. We know we have a fight on our hands but we are up for it and we still have eight games left to play."

The Fizzers are currently six points adrift at the bottom of the table and would most likely be relegated if they finish there come the end of the season.

Anywhere else and they could stay up, depending on factors such as how many teams are promoted to the Premier Division and how many switch leagues.

Their recent run of defeats started last Thursday evening at Cove where they went down 3-1, Stephen Eyango-Bwanga with the only goal for the Fizzers.

On Saturday they put in an improved performance against Hanworth Villa and were unfortunate not to at least take a point.

New signing Dwayne Antonio equalised for the Fizzers on the hour mark but Hanworth regained the lead with an own goal shortly afterwards.

Fizzers piled on the pressure on the remaining 25 minutes, hitting the woodwork twice and also spurning a few good chances.

"We should have got something from the game," said Dean. "We put them under a lot of pressure but just couldn't get another goal."

In a bid to bolster their squad for a hectic final month, Sandhurst have signed goalkeeper Sam Freeman-Johnson, former Brentford midfielder Karle Carder-Andrews, Robbie Macaskill and Reece Perry.

The Fizzers were due to go to South Park tonight but the game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

They travel to fellow strugglers Dorking on Saturday (3pm), before hosting Windsor FC next Tuesday (7.45pm).