Captain’s Column: Mark Roberts previews the season’s climax

On Saturday we play our final match of the season away at Matlock Town, knowing that a point will guarantee our place in the play-offs.

But with home advantage still up for our grabs, it’s fair to say there’s added incentive for us to continue our fine winning run away from home.

What has been so encouraging in the past couple of weeks is how well the squad has adapted to effectively manage the games we have played, and found different ways to handle the pressure we’ve come under to ensure we deliver the goods when it matters the most.

The added bonus is that we have produced a consistent level of performance to back-up the all important points we have posted.

It’s taken a huge team effort and everybody has played their part.

Now, we need to remain focused on the task in hand and do whatever it takes to earn that promotion which we’ve all worked so hard towards.

HIGHLIGHTS: Warrington Town 2-0 Witton Albion

The quality within our squad has never been in doubt, but full credit must go to all of the lads for the attitude they continue to show because, despite the competition for shirts being as fierce as I’ve ever known in my entire career, we’re all there to support one another.

If, and when, it comes to the play-offs, there is nothing than can quite compare to the excitement these games generate at every level of the English football pyramid.

Having experienced the agony and ecstasy of these fixtures many times before I’m chomping at the bit to go through the emotional rollercoaster all over again.

Of course, there is the possibility that 12 months of graft can all come down to the outcome of one game, but that’s also the carrot that makes the objective of victory that much more appealing.

There are no second chances. It is a case of winner takes all.

And when you come out on top, it’s a feeling that is difficult to describe.

To be able to share that with our faithful support and the local community would be an incredible way to finish the journey we have taken together.

Let’s make it happen, Yellows!

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