Ollie Pearce has been told the hard work is paying off with Worthing.

A double strike at Aveley on Saturday meant he has scored in each of his last seven games, hitting ten goals in that time and taking him to 25 for the league campaign.

His purple patch has been part of a run by Rebels which has seen them emerge as the most likely challengers to runaway leaders Yeovil should they slip up.

Rebels boss Adam Hinshelwood said: “We have seen it for a few years now.

“At the start of the season we wanted more work rate from him.

“When he is working hard, it is no coincidence that goals are coming as well.

“Danny Cashman is working his socks off alongside him and they are becoming a really good pair.

“There is even more to come from the front four.

“Ollie is really becoming a leader and it’s nice to see and I am glad he is getting his reward.”

Worthing hope for a big turnout on Saturday when Dover visit.