WARRINGTON Town boss Paul Carden has called on his team to go out and attack Sutton Coldfield Town when they visit them on Saturday, kick off 3pm.
Yellows travel to the West Midlands looking to record their fourth consecutive league win, a run that has seen them soar into play-off contention.
Their hosts on Saturday are 22nd in the Evo-Stik Premier Division and are fighting to avoid relegation but Carden urged his players to go on the offensive and be ruthless with their chances.
“I want to see us attack them early on and maybe grab a few early goals,” he said.
“I’ve not been to their ground but I’ve heard their 3G pitch isn’t the greatest of surfaces but that’s something we can’t control.
“We can’t allow it to be a leveller. One thing we can control is how we play.
“We have got goals in us, strength at the back and good squad depth. We have to look after ourselves and if we do that, we have enough about us to win the game.
“Anybody can beat anybody in this league. There’s teams around us that have got games in hand but we need to focus on ourselves and winning as many games as we can.”
Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Frickley Athletic moved Yellows up to fourth, their highest position of the season, but Whitby’s victory over Halesowen on Tuesday dropped Carden’s side back down to fifth.
A much-changed Yellows side fell to a penalty shoot-out defeat to Nantwich Town in the last four of the Cheshire Senior Cup on Tuesday night, but Carden wants his players to use the disappointment positively.
He also thinks the ability for some of his players to get through 120 minutes of football speaks volumes about their fitness “It’s obviously disappointing to lose on penalties but the performance really pleased me,” he said.
“We were beaten 4-1 there two weeks ago, so it’s a much-improved display in that respect. I said to the lads after the game that this can be used to spur us on for the rest of the season.
“We had large spells of control in the game, which is unusual against Nantwich. Not a lot of teams have done that to them.
“There were a lot of players, like Jon Shaw, Billy Smart and Dylan Vassallo, who haven’t been starting games but got through 120 minutes.
“That shows you that what we’ve been saying to them about their activities outside the club is being taken on board and they are keeping themselves in shape.”