PAUL Carden believes the professionalism within his Warrington Town squad will allow them to deal with the demands of the Easter weekend.

Yellows – like the rest of their Evo-Stik Premier Division rivals – face a gruelling schedule of two games in the space of 48 hours over the holiday period.

They travel to Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday before welcoming neighbours Witton Albion to Cantilever Park on Easter Monday.

While the busy schedule means he may not get as much training time with the players as normal, Carden has faith in their routines outside the club.

“They will be wanting this and wanting to do everything right as much as we want them to,” he said.

“That’s what’s brilliant about these lads – the professionalism in this group is there in abundance.

“You can see that by how many late goals we’ve scored. That doesn’t come about if you’re not fit and you haven’t got the energy resources.

“The lads know what to do. They know how to live and we trust them 100 per cent.”

Town’s only fresh injury concern is striker Josh Amis, who came off in the second half of Saturday’s 2-0 win over Scarborough Athletic with a hamstring injury.

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Josh Amis in pain after picking up a hamstring injury against Scarborough. Picture by John Hopkins

They will aim to stretch their run of four straight wins against a Stalybridge side whose poor form of one win in 11 games sees them just three points clear of the relegation zone.

Following that, neighbours Witton arrive boasting a defensive record bettered only by Yellows and title rivals Farsley Celtic and South Shields.

Yellows know defeat at Stalybridge coupled with a Farsley victory over Hyde United will mathematically end their title hopes.

With that in mind, Carden wants his side to make sure they go into the Witton game still in contention for top spot.

“Witton are always a good team and Stalybridge frustrated us earlier in the season,” he said.

“They’re a funny team because they’ve got some decent players. You know they are going to work hard.

“It’s another one we have to attack and win. Without sounding arrogant, it’s one they have to win as well.

“I think they’re three points off 20th position so they are still fighting to stay up.

“We have to come out of it and make sure we’re still fighting at the other end.

“Josh’s hamstring went on Saturday so we’ll have to see how it settles down.

“He runs that risk because of how big and powerful he is. He’s susceptible to that kind of injury.”

Both games this weekend kick off at 3pm.