Warrington Town will look to end the regular Northern Premier League season on a high at home to Hyde United on Saturday.
The Yellows will be hoping to return to winning ways after seeing their 22-match unbeaten run ended last weekend at champions South Shields.
Now they will face a Tigers side who won their first game in six last week against Marine.
This is the third meeting between the two sides this year, with Hyde advancing past the Yellows in the Emirates FA Cup second qualifying round back in September, before the pair played out a 2-2 league draw earlier this year.
Mark Beesley’s side will also be looking to secure second place in the league table. Town know their destiny is in their hands, with a victory confirming a home play-off final, should the Yellows make it that far.
Defender Tom Hannigan will be assessed after picking up a knee injury in the warm-up of Saturday’s defeat to South Shields.
Mitch Duggan is also expected to miss out with an ankle injury.
Mark Beesley preview
Warrington Town boss Mark Beesley has reiterated that his side cannot afford to take their foot off the gas as the regular season comes to a close.
The Yellows play on Saturday and will then go straight into the play-offs on Tuesday night. Their opponents will be confirmed after Saturday’s final round of fixtures.
Beesley is hoping for a good performance to build upon heading into the play-offs.
“We’ve got to get into training, be bright and breezy and get ourselves ready for Saturday first and foremost,” he said.
“It’s a tough game and we want to go into it fresh and ready. We’ve got to go into the game trying to win it and perform well to get ourselves ready for Tuesday.
“We can’t take our foot off the gas as it will come back to bite us.”
Andy White preview
Warrington Town left-back Andy White believes the squad cannot afford to let the magnitude of Saturday’s clash against Hyde United derail their usual preparations.
White insists the players are treating it like any other league fixture as they go in search of an important three points.
“We’ve got to just look at it like any other game really,” he said. “Every match we go into, we try and get the three points, especially at home in front of a big crowd.
“We know it’s in our control, and if we win the game we guarantee second.
“That’s one of the most important things, to try and get home advantage in the semi-final and then the play-off final.”
Saturday’s Northern Premier League fixture at Cantilever Park kicks off at 3:00pm. Match tickets are priced as follows:
Online ticket prices:
- Adults: £10
- Concessions: £6
- Under 16s: £2
*There is a £1 booking fee per transaction.
Turnstile admission prices:
- Adults: £12
- Concessions: £8
- Under 16s: £3
For supporters who cannot attend, live audio coverage will be available via the Yellows Mixlr channel.
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