WARRINGTON Town may be about to lose six crucial points due to factors beyond their control.

However, manager Paul Carden warned his players that letting the situation brought about by North Ferriby United’s demise bother them will mean it costs them even more.

The East Yorkshire club – who are rock-bottom of the Evo-Stik Premier Division – were liquidated last week and while the Northern Premier League have not yet commented on the situation, their record is likely to be expunged in accordance with FA guidelines.

Yellows beat the Villagers 5-0 away from home in September and 4-0 at Cantilever Park in December, thus six points and nine goals may be taken away from their record.

Title rivals Farsley Celtic are in a similar situation but South Shields – the third club in the promotion picture – could be the big winners as one of North Ferriby’s two wins this season was against them.

However, while admitting his frustration and disappointment, Carden insists Yellows’ remit has not changed.

“We can moan, sulk and tell our sob stories or look at it as us still having to do the same thing – win as many of the eight games we have remaining as we can,” he said.

“The remit stays the same – let’s try and win eight games. If we can’t win eight, let’s try and win seven and see where it takes us.

“If we let it bother and eat away at us, it’s going to cost us even more. We have to take it on the chin and get on with it.

“I’m obviously disappointed because they were two hard-fought wins in which we’ve played well.

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Adam Hughes scores for Yellows in the 4-0 home win over the Villagers in December. Picture by John Hopkins

“That’s more the case for the away game when they still had players and the manager from last season.

“From that point of view, it’s frustrating and disappointing but if the owners get themselves into so much bother that it’s out of footballing authorities’ hands, what can we do?

“There’s a lot of clubs that will feel aggrieved. Some that will feel less so because they’ve only played them once or North Ferriby have beaten them in the case of South Shields.

“It is what it is.”