Sutton United manager Paul Doswell admits his side are being "greedy" with their aims this season.

The U's sit top of the Vanarama National League after a 1-0 win away to Bromley on Monday, their second game in three days after defeat to Maidstone United on Saturday.

Former Arsenal midfielder Craig Eastmond scored the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute as Sutton now seek their sixth win from their opening eight league games when they entertain Maidenhead United at the Knights Community Stadium on September 2.

Asked about Sutton's long-term vision for the rest of the season, Doswell told the Sutton Guardian: "We set our aims out at the start of the season, [and] it was to try and finish in one of the first seven places in the league so that we could have a play-off game.

"We’ve asked them [the team] to try and get through to the first or second round of the FA Cup, and we feel that if the squad stays fit then we’ve got a chance to do well in the FA Trophy.

"We’re being a bit greedy, but that’s the aim."

Doswell conceded that Sutton's objectives are "injury dependent" and said he would love to have 20 fit players, but currently "that's not been the case".

When asked about whether balancing both play-off ambitions and a strong FA Cup run might become problematic, he added: "Yeah, I think that’s natural because you play more game, and certainly the cup run impacted on where we finished in the league last year.

"But at the end of the day, you go out and try to win every game you can, so it’s not that you take one competition any less seriously.

"From our point of view, the league is our bread and butter and we want to stay in the league, and be in this league, and at the moment we’re doing a good fist of it."

However, he remains pleased with the victory at Hayes Lane after losing to Maidstone United last Saturday.

Doswell said: "We said to them that they’ve been magnificent. Those second 45 minutes on Saturday were tough when we knew Kenny Davis, Tommy Wright and Nicky [Bailey] were struggling at half-time.

"Danny Spence was out with sickness, we had seven other players who weren’t available to us and the same 11 players have been putting in a shift all August.

"One poor second half from us in 30-odd degrees heat, it’s understandable.

"So what we said to them before today [Monday] was, if you lose it’s been a good start, if you draw it’s been a very good start and if you win it’s been excellent.

"Thankfully we got the win and it’s been an excellent start."

Sutton United v Maidenhead United, Knights Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 2EY, Saturday, September 2, 3pm.