PAUL Carden is backing his men to thrive under the pressure that will be piling up later this week.

Third-placed Warrington Town, four points behind leaders Farsley Celtic with six games remaining, can not win the title in their two forthcoming matches but they could certainly lose it.

They head to Matlock Town on Saturday and then host Whitby on Tuesday, wit the aim of securing six crucial points.

“It’s a good pressure and something the lads thrive under,” said Carden.

“It’s been a bit like that all season. It’s something we’ve become familiar with and something that we want to be familiar with.”

One more point will guarantee Yellows a place in the play-offs and that will keep the promotion hopes alive if Town miss out on top spot

“With this many games left and being four points off Farsley, with South Shields in between us, there’s a lot to still play for.

“There’s a lot of twists that can still happen.

“At the beginning of the season with the changes we had to make, reaching the play-offs would have been a good shout.

“I can’t give the lads any more plaudits because they’ve been outstanding.

“As a squad of players who have come together and fitted in well, I can’t praise them enough – not just as players because they’ve all got ability, but for the type of people they are which has shown what can be achieved when you bring the right group together.

“The aim is promotion and hopefully fingers crossed we can win the league. If not, the aim will still be promotion the long way round.

“But it would be nice to be having a few beers while the others are playing in the play-offs. Let’s see what the rest of the games bring.”

Fitness checks will be needed on Shaun Beeley and Dylan Vassallo at training tonight, Thursday, after they exited Saturday’s action with injury.

Jay McCarten’s loan period with Bamber Bridge has ended but the central defender’s recovery from long-term injury will continue with City of Liverpool, for whom he is now duel registered.

“He played a few games for Bamber Bridge but it was a bit stop-start. He had a few niggles which was always expected coming back from a lengthy lay-off,” said Carden.

“It was important that we just didn’t bring him back after playing a few games and having him on the bench.

“We can recall him at any time. He still trains with us one night a week, he’s playing for them and he’s active so it fits well.

“Hopefully we’ll see the best of Jay next season and hopefully it’s in the league above.”

Message to the lads on Saturday:

“The same as I say to them before every game and that’s to play to your strengths and the team strengths and when we do that we’re more than a match for most teams and whenever we play to our strengths we’ve come out on top so that’s always the message.”


“Keep behind us, as they have been all season.

“The numbers are growing gradually, which is good.

I think the last three home games we’ve had 450, 550, 650. We’re getting good numbers and long that may continue and keep increasing, but the hardcore that have been there through all types of weather and all types of results have been brilliant.

We’re going to need everyone as vocal as they are in these remaining games and stay with the lads.”