HEYBRIDGE Swifts boss Julian Dicks insists the form guide counts for nothing as his high-flying side prepare for a trip to struggling Romford.

Swifts have won eight, drawn one and lost just one of their last ten Bostik League fixtures.

It is a run that leaves them handily-placed in fifth spot in division north.

Romford, in marked contrast, are fourth from bottom and languishing in terms of recent form, having lost eight and won just one of their last ten.

However, Dicks is taking nothing for granted and insists his buoyant players approach every game the same way, regardless of their opposition.

"It's tight at the top and from our point of view, it's about performing in every game, regardless of who we're playing," said the West Ham legend.

"People on the outside may look at this weekend's game and expect us to comfortably beat Romford.

"But I won't be taking anything for granted and nor will my players.

"They'll be focused and won't be thinking like that.

"It doesn't matter where Romford are, because we approach every game and opponent in the same way."

Swifts also have the best home record in division north, having won seven of their eight matches at the Aspen Waite Arena.

But they have been more inconsistent on their travels, winning three times, drawing once and losing on four occasions.

"We go into every game thinking we can win," added Dicks.

"Beating Grays in our last away game gave everyone a massive boost.

"Now we need to try and keep that momentum going, by taking our home form into our away matches.

"If we can do that, we won't have any problems at all."

Heybridge came from behind to win 2-1 at home to Tilbury, on Saturday.

Thomas Barton put the visitors ahead on the half-hour mark but Harrison Chatting quickly made it all-square and Jordy Mongoy grabbed Swifts' winner on 62 minutes.

It was a third straight victory for Dicks' side.

"It was a classic game of two halves," he said.

"Tilbury definitely had the better of the first, whereas the second was much, much better from our point of view.

"It maintained our strong form and there's a lot to be positive about at the moment.

"The lads have been superb since I took over, working hard in every training session and giving everything in matches.

"It's a great family club with a strong youth ethic.

"The atmosphere is fantastic at the moment and long may that continue."

Heybridge have no game on December 22 so their next game after Saturday will be the Boxing Day showdown at home to neighbours and fellow high-fliers Maldon and Tiptree.