PAUL Carden believes his Warrington Town side have started “brilliantly” considering the turnover of players they had in pre-season.

Yellows have made the early running in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division – they sit top of the table having won five and drawn one of their opening seven games.

They will remain top if they avoid defeat at Lancaster City this afternoon and Carden insists there is plenty more to come from his side.

“I think every other team in the division would swap places with us. I’d have snapped your hands off if you’d have offered me this start,” he said.

“Could we be better? Of course, but everyone in the league will say the same.

“If you look at the 16 from Saturday, 10 of them were new players – six started and there were four on the bench.

“We’ve started brilliantly for the turnaround in players we’ve had.”

Yellows will check on the fitness of striker Jordan Buckley ahead of today’s game after he was forced off injured during Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Nantwich Town.

Josh Amis, who came off the bench to score an injury-time equaliser in that game, and Chris Holroyd are in contention to replace Buckley if he is not fit to start the game.

Defender Evan Gumbs (hamstring) is still working his way back to fitness while midfielder Scott Brown serves the final game of a three-match suspension.