EVERYTHING from the team selection to the pitch has to be managed right.

That is the view of Warrington Town boss Paul Carden as they prepare to welcome Lancaster City to Cantilever Park on Saturday.

Yellows are entering a critical phase of the season as they are one of four sides at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division table who are separated by just one point.

Saturday is the first of two home games in succession for Town and Carden insists nothing less than six points will do.

However, he is refusing to look past the clash with the Dolly Blues, whose improved recent form has seen them start to move away from the relegation zone.

“We’ve got a spell of games where everyone is going to be saying the same – you can’t do much more than focus on the next one,” he said.

“That’s all we can do whether we’re playing someone in and around us or clubs who are a bit too far behind the play-offs but are in a comfortable position to stay up.

“There’s no easy games. You’ve got to take it one at a time and make sure you get it right.

“That goes for myself as well as the players. I’ve got to make sure the lads are on it and that I pick the right team.

“As the pitches deteriorate they start to become a leveller, so we need to manage everything right.

“The team needs to be right, we need to make sure we do the right homework on Lancaster and that we play the conditions.”

After Shaun Beeley returned from a lengthy injury absence during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Scarborough Athletic, Carden has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Shaun Beeley returned from injury at Scarborough on Saturday. Picture by John Hopkins

Yellows won 3-1 at Lancaster in the reverse fixture in August – their first victory of the season – but Carden is under no illusions about how tough the game will be.

“We have to win on Saturday. It becomes our biggest game now,” he said.

“We beat them at their place in August but they’ve changed manager and changed a lot of personnel.

“They’ve brought a fair bit of know-how into the side to get them away from that bottom end. They are doing that and it doesn’t surprise me.

“They made a great signing last week in Brad Carsley who came off the bench and scored at the weekend.

“Dave Norris is there who we know really well. We’ve been close to signing him a couple of times.

“We know it’s going to be another tough game.”

Kick-off on Saturday is at 3pm.