Despite Wednesday night's defeat at Hendon, Sutton can be highly satisfied with their form during February so far and for the second Saturday in a row take part in the Ryman League's most eyecatching game of the day tomorrow with a visit toTonbridge Angels' Longmead Stadium (travel details here) , where U's have won on their previous two visits. Tonbridge have overcome an uncertain start to the season to climb the table steadily, but like U's they suffered a setback in their last game, surprisingly beaten 2-0 at Croydon Athletic last Saturday, and they go in to tomorrow's game in third place, eleven points behind U's but with three games in hand. The sides drew 2-2 when they met at Sutton in October, and U's know they will have to keep an eye on striker Frannie Collin, who has 16 goals to his credit in the league this season, one behind the Premier Division's top marksman Bobby Traynor.
Sutton manager Paul Doswell is hoping the game will blow away the memory of the Hendon defeat. ''We're not going to dwell on that game, but look forward to what should be a great game in front of a good crowd against the team that I consider the best we've played against this season.'' Paul reported no major injury problems after Wednesday, with Karim El-Salahi expected to be fit after picking up a very slight knock, although defender Alan Bray's return has suffered a slight setback. ''He tweaked a hamstring in the reserves' game at Met Police last week'', said Paul. ''There's always the chance of that happening after such a long lay-off, and he's been laid up with a stomach bug this week as well so he definitely won't be available on Saturday.'' Paul also confirmed that Jazz Gold has been allowed to join Croydon Athletic, making his debut agaisnt Tombridge at the weekend. ''Jazz said that he wanted regular first team football, which Croydon were prepared to give him. I don't think he was quite at that level yet with us, so to play regularly at Croydon will do him a lot more good than being an occasional squad member with us, but we'll be keeping an eye on him.''