ANDY Whing says his Banbury United side won’t single out any players as they prepare to come up against the top scorer in Vanarama National League North this weekend.

The Puritans make the trip to seventh-placed Chorley, who boast 20-goal Connor Hall, the division’s leading marksman, two clear of Chester’s Kurt Willoughby.

Banbury boss Whing knows play-off chasing Chorley will provide a stern test though, regardless of Hall.

Whing told the Oxford Mail: “They’re a really tough team, especially at home.

“They’ve been up there in the top seven for most of the season – we know it’ll be tough but we’re glad we’ve got the majority of our squad back.

“We try not to single out any players.

“They’re a very good team without him and we know we’ll have to be careful.”

The Puritans enter the weekend 17th in National League North, five points above the relegation zone.

However, the Oxfordshire side have a game in hand on every side in the division, aside from Alfreton Town, and even four games in hand on some teams in the league.

A tough run of form has seen Banbury fail to win in their last six, but Whing hopes that can come to an end as players return from injury and suspension.

He said: “It’s been tough the last couple of weeks with injuries and suspensions, so it’s been great to have a free week.

“We’ve had a good rest and a break because it’s been pretty relentless.

“Our focus is on trying to get three or four wins as quickly as possible, to make sure we’re mathematically safe and then we’ll see where that takes us.

“Most of the teams we’ve played have had long unbeaten runs so we’ve had some real tough opposition while we’ve been at our weakest.

“We’ve had to chop and change with injuries in the last couple of weeks, which hasn’t been helpful.”

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Yesterday, the Puritans announced the signing of midfielder Simeon Maye, who left Leamington last month.

Maye is available for the trip to Chorley.

Oxford City, third in National League South, welcome relegation battlers Cheshunt to Court Place Farm.

Last time out, the Hoops ended a run of four games without a win, with a comfortable victory on the road.

A Josh Parker double and strike from Josh Ashby gave City a 3-0 win against Hemel Hempstead Town.