MARK Beesley believes Jack Mackreth’s growing confidence means he will be “a big player” for Warrington Town going forward.

A winger by trade, Mackreth partnered Jordan Buckley in a more central attacking role during Saturday’s 5-1 win over Lancaster City and his lively display was rewarded with his first league goal of the season.

Since joining the club in 2018, the 29-year-old has been a key figure for Yellows but rivals for his spot in the team such as Luke Duffy and Matt Grivosti have emerged while injuries have also been an issue.

However, Beesley insists the former Grimsby and Macclesfield man remains central to his plans.

“We’ve worked a little bit with Jack and the other forwards about running in behind defences,” he said.

“He did that to a tee on Saturday. He’s intelligent and he’s getting more confidence as the games go on.

“Jack Mackreth will be a big player for us for the rest of the season.”

This week sees Yellows play twice – they travel to struggling Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday, kick off 3pm, before welcoming Radcliffe to Cantilever Park on Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm.

However, Beesley insists Trinity’s perilous position could be a misleading one.

“I don’t read too much into the table, to be honest,” he said.

“I see Nantwich are near the bottom – they’re a very good team. Morpeth have been down there and we saw the other week that they are a good side as well.

“I keep saying it – the league is a tough league and anybody can beat anybody on their day.

“We’ll get ourselves ready this week and be up for it going down there.”