TOM Killick insists Poole Town must avoid any complacency going into their final game of the season – and admits reaching the play-offs should not be seen as an achievement in itself.

Ahead of their trip to bottom side Staines Town on Saturday (3pm), Dolphins hold a one-point advantage and far superior goal difference over sixth-placed Kings Langley.

Killick's men on Monday claimed a crucial point against league leaders Weymouth, while their Hertfordshire rivals slipped to a 1-0 reverse at Walton Casuals.

However in September, lowly Staines claimed a surprise 2-0 win at Black Gold Stadium. And the Poole boss warned his side could not take anything for granted.

Killick told the Daily Echo: "It is in our hands where as if we had failed to get a result against Weymouth and things had gone differently we would be going into the final game with things out of our control. It is all we can ask for.

"The way we will come unstuck is if we go into this game thinking everything has been sorted out already. We have to keep focused on our job. "Staines will no doubt want to spoil the party for us. I am sure they will be as good as they can be but we just need to keep our focus and not get carried away with ourselves.

"We would rather be at home and try to get into the play-offs in front of our own supporters but I am sure fans will travel in good numbers and we will try to get ourselves over the line in terms of the last play-off spot.

"We don't want to be looking at other matches and other situations. We want to control our own destiny, so that is what we will try to do."

After slipping down the table in December and January with just three wins from 14 league matches, Dolphins picked up nine victories from their past 15 fixtures to surge back into the play-off fold.

But Killick played down what a top-five finish would mean for Poole.

"People get a little bit carried away with what finishing in the play-offs means," said Killick.

"All it means is you have an opportunity to get promoted by winning other games. If you get into the play-offs and fail then it does not mean an awful lot. "We don't take satisfaction from getting into the play-offs, we take satisfaction from giving ourselves an opportunity of getting promoted.

"People are a bit quick to almost label the play-offs as an achievement in itself, I don't see that. It just gives you another chance.

"We want to get in the play-offs because we want to get promoted. That is what we are focusing on and if we get in there, we know we are going to almost certainly have three away games but we would relish the challenge of trying to get promoted by that avenue.

"We can't get carried away though because we need to focus on Staines."