Dec Walker: We will not be distracted by unbeaten run

Warrington Town defender Dec Walker says his side are taking it one game at a time as the Northern Premier League season reaches its conclusion.

The Yellows are unbeaten in 22 matches and have now secured their place in the play-offs after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Marine on Easter Monday.

Town haven’t suffered defeat in any competition since they were beaten by Guiseley in the second round of the FA Trophy back in November.

There are two games of the regular season left, before the play-offs get underway later this month.

HIGHLIGHTS: Marine 1-2 Warrington Town

Despite their recent run of good form, Walker insists the Town squad are only taking it a game at a time as they look to achieve the ultimate aim of promotion.

“Obviously, we’re just taking it game by game,” he said. “A lot of people around the club, and outside the club, keep mentioning the 22-game unbeaten run. 

“We just go into each game thinking we need to win the game to get as high as possible and get a home leg in the play-offs.

“We’re not really thinking about the run. It’s an unbelievable achievement, but we’re not stopping now – it’s just the start for us.

“All we’ll concentrate on is the South Shields game. We’ll go into that one, obviously try our best to win the game, and that’s the main focus.”

AWAY TRAVEL: South Shields

The Yellows will put their unbeaten run on the line on Saturday, against the newly-crowned Northern Premier League champions in the north east.

Kevin Phillips’ side sealed their promotion on Monday with a 1-0 victory over Whitby Town, and they will be presented with the trophy following Saturday’s match.

On that game, Walker added: “Obviously, you’ve got to congratulate them. They fully deserved it over the course of the season. 

“It’ll be strange for us, watching them get the trophy on Saturday. It probably adds a little bit more fire in our belly, to go and make sure that we do win the play-offs.”

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