ARE Warrington Town hitting their straps at just the right time?

This week presents a serious examination of their promotion credentials but also an opportunity to make a decisive strike for a play-off place.

Of their final six league games, all bar one are against promotion rivals with the vast majority away from home.

It is a run that will make or break their season and it starts with visits to fifth-place Gainsborough Trinity tomorrow and fourth-place Radcliffe on Tuesday.

Having jumped up to second in the Northern Premier League Premier Division table by thrashing Morpeth Town 4-0 in midweek, however, they enter the final stages of the campaign brimming with confidence.

“From our point of view, we just need to keep doing what we’re doing and concentrating on ourselves,” manager Mark Beesley said.

“We’ll focus on how we do things, make sure everything’s right and that the lads are fully prepared for each game.

“We’ve got some really tough games coming up and we’ve got to be ready. We’ll look at each game as it comes and take it from there.”

Connor Woods was on target for the first time since returning to the club permanently on Tuesday before further goals from Dec Walker, Evan Gumbs and Josh Amis sealed a dominant win in Northumberland.

Amis was also on the scoresheet during a slightly more scratchy 3-1 victory over Liversedge at Cantilever Park on Saturday, rising from the bench to put his side ahead after Bohan Dixon’s penalty had earlier cancelled out Tom Hannigan’s own goal before Isaac Buckley-Ricketts secured the points in injury time.

Beesley can almost lay claim to a fully available squad – midfielder Sean Williams completes a three-match ban tomorrow and will be available to face Radcliffe – and the manager insists all of them have a part to play.

“Saturday was a tough game – we hadn’t played for a while and it was clear we were a bit rusty. We just needed a game,” he said.

“On Tuesday, we were back to the way we like to play.

“We’ve got a small squad which is well documented but we needed everybody ready and they were.

“We want to be able to give players rests and rotate a little bit, which means people need to be ready.

“Everyone’s pushing to play, which is good for us because every game is a really big one now.”