BOURNEMOUTH boss Will Croker insists his squad do not fear successive away fixtures ahead of the Christmas break.

Lions recorded an impressive 48-34 success at Newton Abbot last time out and will on Saturday hit the road again with a trip to 12th-place Bracknell (2.15pm).

The head coach told the Daily Echo: “Everybody has back-to-back away games at some stage and ours are the last two of the year. Being on the road isn’t fazing us.

“Once this game has been played, we will have more home than away games left and we always fancy ourselves at Chapel Gate.

“Bracknell have had some really strange results. They get badly beaten and then come back with a really good win so we have to go there and treat them with the respect they deserve.

“But in no way do we need to be afraid of the prospect because we are proving we are a really good team and are contenders this season.”

The Chapel Gate outfit have won six of their past seven league games.

Croker’s side could jump into second but would need the result of Newton Abbot’s trip to Weston-super-Mare to go their way.

Dings Crusaders top the standings and are 11 points clear of Lions.