PAUL Carden has called on his Warrington Town players to reward their loyal fans by winning their final game of the season at Matlock Town on Saturday, kick off 3pm.
Yellows travel to Derbyshire having seen their chances of an Evo-Stik Premier Division play-off place end with two draws over Easter.
A 2-2 draw at Whitby Town on Saturday was followed by Monday’s 1-1 stalemate against Ashton United in their last home game of the season.
Carden says victory on Saturday would help them set a benchmark for next season.
“We want to get as high as we can and pick up as many points as possible,” he said.
“It might help us move up another place or two but it shows us what we can achieve.
“Wherever we end up, that will be a minimum then for next season. It will give us a benchmark to beat if we want to be successful.
“The fans that travel to away games with us have been brilliant and it is important we reward them with a victory.
“It will be nice for them to have a drink with the lads after the game having seen us win.”
Despite missing out on a play-off place, Yellows will finish no lower than their current position of 10th.
However, even though this is Town’s first ever season at this level, Carden says he will reflect on the campaign as an opportunity missed.
He believes the 2-1 home defeat to Stafford Rangers on April 8 was the day their realistic play-off hopes ended.
“If you look at where the club has been over the years, you could say the top 10 is success,” he said.
“From my point of view, I can’t be happy with it.
“We should have been closer.
“The Stafford game was a big blow. We were still in with a mathematical chance of making the play-offs but that was when it turned for me.
“The odds were not in our favour and, although you always retain the hope someone might slip up, realistically it died that day.”