WARRINGTON Town have been issued with “a big wake-up call” as they prepare for two more home matches this week.

Radcliffe are the visitors to Cantilever Park on Saturday, kick off 3pm, before Cheshire rivals Nantwich Town provide the opposition on Tuesday night.

Yellows are aiming to bounce back from seeing their perfect start to the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division season crash down spectacularly at Mickleover on Saturday.

To do that, they must beat a Radcliffe side whose results have fluctuated this season – an impressive away win at South Shields came in between heavy home defeats to Witton Albion and Basford United.

At the very least, manager Paul Carden wants to see a marked improvement in attitude from his side.

“Saturday was a big wake-up call for us,” he said.

“If teams expect to win – I’m looking at Saturday and thinking that was the case to us – they won’t.

“If anyone was surprised that Radcliffe won at South Shields, they shouldn’t be.

“Whatever type of club teams are perceived to be, they’re not just going to roll over. You have to be on it every single week.

“It’s that consistency that separates the teams at the top from the teams at the bottom.”

Town will be without experienced midfielder Scott Brown as he starts a three-game suspension for his red card in the 3-2 loss in Derbyshire.

Warrington Guardian:

Scott Brown – seen here in action during last season's home meeting with Saturday's opponents Radcliffe – is suspended for the next three games. Picture by John Hopkins

This could mean Michael Rose moves into midfield, with one of Joel Amado or Matty Taylor slotting in at left-back.

Evan Gumbs (hamstring) is still working his way back to fitness but Luke Duffy could return after missing the Mickleover game through illness.