PAUL Carden says “ripping everything up” would be counter-productive as his Yellows side prepare to host Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

Warrington go into the game on the back of their heaviest defeat of the campaign, a 5-0 loss at promotion rivals Shaw Lane.

However, Carden has called on his players to remember what has got them to fourth place in the Evo-Stik Premier Division and execute it against the Celts at Cantilever Park.

“We’re disappointed, but we can’t forget how the lads have been doing,” he said.

“We don’t just want to rip everything up and think it’s the end of the world.

“It was a poor, tired performance and a hurtful defeat, but we need to move on without forgetting about it.

“We’ll have had two sessions to get the lads back at it and ready to face Stalybridge.”

Yellows are facing something of a defensive crisis ahead of Saturday’s game, with centre-half Jack Higgins suspended and Adam Carden struggling with a hamstring injury.

Jay McCarten only played at Sheerien Park after coming through a late fitness test on a back problem.

However, Carden hopes younger brother Adam will be fit to return at right-back for Saturday’s game.

“Rory McKeown has played every game, Jack Higgins has been in and out and doesn’t help himself with the red card, Jay McCarten had a fitness test as well,” he said.

“Liam Goulding has been excellent at centre-half for us, but we’ve had to shift him to right-back where he’s a bit less comfortable.

“We haven’t got a lot of defensive cover at the moment so we’ll have to see where that takes us..

“Hopefully we’ll have Adam fit again so Liam can go back to centre-half, where he’s been quality.

“That would give us the composure at the back which I thought we lacked on Saturday.

Yellows face a Stalybridge side that have struggled since being relegated from the National League North last season.

They sit in the relegation zone and have picked up just one point from a possible 30 away from home this campaign, but Carden says appearances can be deceptive.

“I keep seeing Stalybridge’s results and that they’ve been beaten, but even those teams who have beaten them have said what a good side they are,” he said.

“Sometimes, as we’ve found out ourselves, its fine margins between winning and losing,” he said.

“They have got a squad of quality players throughout and a very experienced management team.

“I’m sure they will get an upturn in results, but we don’t want it to start with us.

“We need to get ourselves back on track and not concern ourselves with anyone else’s problems.”