SOME might view it as a case of 'out of the frying pan and into the fire', but John Robson believes tonight's trek to King's Lynn is just what Bashley need to flush a heavy defeat out of their systems.

After falling foul of Saturday's 6-0 demolition job by Dr Martens Eastern leaders Tonbridge Angels, the Foresters face another titanic task tonight away to a second-placed Linnets side, who crushed Salisbury 3-0.

But Robson insisted: "I'm chuffed to bits that this is our next game. I'd never question our ability, but King's Lynn have got the most volatile supporters and there couldn't be a better place to test our character.

"We're still in with an outside chance of making the play-off place (eighth) for promotion, so we're not going there to try and defend. We're going to need at least a point tonight and possibly all three."

Bashley striker Richard Gillespie hopes to be back in the mix tonight after missing the Tonbridge game with an ankle injury. Robson said: "We missed Richard on Saturday. His pace can be a bit off-putting for defenders and it makes them play on the back foot. We didn't have that against Tonbridge."

Defender Mark Jones cannot travel due to work commitments.

Salisbury, already assured of a top-seven finish, complete a trio of home games against the top three sides when Histon visit the Raymond McEnhill Stadium tonight.

Manager Nick Holmes will be looking for a marked improvement on Saturday's late collapse against King's Lynn.

He said: "After the first one went in, we laid down a bit, which was very disappointing. Histon are still going flat out to win the league and I don't want our boys going through the motions tonight - otherwise they're not the players for us."

Saturday's defeats for Bashley and Banbury ensured Salisbury - along with Eastleigh - can look forward to Premier Division football next season, but ex-Saint Holmes said: "If I thought any of our players were celebrating after that performance against King's Lynn, I'd have killed them! It was one of those days when they shouldn't have been seen."