WIMBORNE Town boss believes that his side can take something away from their trip to playoff chasing Taunton Town – even if no one else agrees.

Magpies will travel to Somerset in contrasting form to their hosts, with Wimborne propping up the Southern League Premier South table, whilst Taunton are currently the division’s form side.

The Peacocks have lost just once in their last 10 games, and their home form across the season is just as formidable – dropping just five points from 10 games at the Cygnet Stadium.

Speaking ahead of the game, Stokoe told the Daily Echo: “Previously we’ve not had the best results down there. If you look at it, they’re probably the in-form team in the league at the moment.

“They’re always in and around the playoffs. It’s going to be a tough game.

“The experts in the non-league world would not expect us to get anything. But we go there with our prep done and hope to pick up a result.

“You know, we've gone to some tough away fixtures with Met Police and Gosport and put on good performances and picked up a result here and there.”

“There's no reason why we can't go to Taunton and do the same.”

Leading the line for Taunton will be former Magpie Toby Holmes – a renowned goalscorer in Southern League circles, with his stock quickly rising after grabbing over 100 goals in three seasons with Wimborne.

However, despite the obvious quality of the former Parley Sports hitman, Stokoe pointed out that there was quality all over the Taunton line-up.

“Obviously we know about Toby and how he plays, but it’s the same as most teams in this league. You can't just concentrate on one player.”

“There's 10 other players on the field that combined make a very strong, very good Taunton side. Yes, we know about so many but at the time we’ve got to stop a Dan Sullivan or Ross Stern as well to have any chance of winning the game.

“We concentrate on certain individuals, but collectively we’ve got to do a job on the team first.”