WARRINGTON Rylands’ encouraging start to the season has seen them hit the targets they have set themselves.

Michael Clegg’s men have responded impressively to losing 4-0 at home to Radcliffe on the opening day, winning three of the four games that have followed.

The latest victory – a 2-0 win over Morpeth Town at Gorsey Lane on Saturday – saw Blues jump up to second in the Northern Premier League Premier Division table.

And as the squad gels, Clegg insists there is plenty more to come.

“We had a meeting a week before the season and we agreed to target a minimum of 10 points from the first five games, and we’ve achieved that,” he said.

“Apart from a 30-45 minute spell at Atherton and the first half here against Radcliffe, I think we’ve been good and there’s still loads more to come.

“We’re a brand new team – we only kept four lads from last season.”

This afternoon sees Blues go hunting for a third straight victory but also sees them face a trip to pre-season promotion favourites Macclesfield.

The Silkmen regularly attract crowds of over 3,000 at their Moss Rose home ground but things have not gone swimmingly on the field for them so far – they go into today’s game looking to avoid a third defeat in a row.

However, Clegg is under no illusions about the task facing his men in their second game of the gruelling Bank Holiday schedule.

“We know where we think we can get joy against them and they will know the same for us,” he said.

“It will be a game of “cat and mouse” but we’re going there in high spirits.

“It’s a game everyone in the league is looking forward to because of the amount of people that watch them and we’re under no illusions that it’s going to be a really tough game, but we’re going to do what we think’s right and try to get three points.”

This afternoon’s game kicks off at 3pm.