MARK Beesley concedes Warrington Town are likely to spend a lot of time without the ball during their trip to promotion rivals Buxton tomorrow.

As a result, he says organisation and being clinical in possession will be key if they are to return from Derbyshire with a positive result.

The sides have already met once this season, with Buxton scoring an injury-time equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw at Cantilever Park back in September.

The Bucks were pre-season favourites for the Northern Premier League Premier Division title but are in the midst of a poor run of four consecutive defeats.

Beesley insists that does not make his side's trip to Silverlands any easier but he did say their recent fixture list has enabled them to do plenty of training to combat the kind of style Buxton like to play.

"I think they're a really good team and have some excellent players, especially in midfield and up front," the Town boss said.

"They're going through a difficult period at the moment but all teams do.

"With the players they have, they will bounce back but we have to make sure it doesn't happen tomorrow.

"We've got to be wary of it but we don't tend to look at other teams and their form. We just have to control what we can do.

"We expect a tough game – they've been up at the top of the league all season so nothing changes from our point of view.

"They're an excellent team in possession, they showed that when they played us at our place. Their squad is pretty similar so we don't expect anything different.

"We knew we were having a run of games against teams who will look to dictate the play with the ball.

"Bamber Bridge were similar, FC United are similar so we've spent a lot of time preparing for that kind of team.

"We need to be in good positions with a good shape and be ready so that when we win the ball back, we use it well ourselves.

"If we can keep the ball a bit better, there will be opportunities for us to score."

Town have not played since January 4 after seeing their last scheduled fixture – the trip to FC United of Manchester last weekend – postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Beesley says it has given the squad chance to refresh in the midst of a run of games against promotion rivals, with fellow high-flyers South Shields and Whitby Town to follow before the end of the month.

"We've had a bit of illness around and one or two niggles. A few would have been touch-and-go for last week and they've been cleared up," he said.

"We've still got some Covid cases like I think most clubs have and I think that will continue for a while longer yet.

"It was nice for the lads to have a bit of a refresh, more mentally than anything else."