WITH numbers continuing to be low, the next month or so will be a tough grind for Warrington Town.

However, manager Mark Beesley believes the team’s character and team spirit will continue to pull them through tricky situations as games start to pile up.

Between now and the end of November, Town are due to play nine fixtures in three different competitions, with games in the FA Trophy and Cheshire Senior Cup due in the coming weeks alongside their National League North commitments.

Peterborough Sports’ visit to Cantilever Park tomorrow concludes a three-game week for Yellows, with the squad unlikely to look much different.

However, Beesley says there is “light at the end of the tunnel” in terms of midfielders Jay Harris and Matty McDonald, both of whom are stepping up their recoveries from groin and knee injuries respectively.

“We’ve just got to get through little periods,” he said.

“Once we get through Saturday, that’s a three-game week out of the way, then we’ve got a couple of weeks before the midweeks start again.

“There’s an outside chance Matty McDonald might be back quite soon, so that would give us another body.

“We’ve just got to try and keep everyone fit and clear of suspensions and take it from there.

“It’s nice to see Jay on the grass because he’s had a really nasty injury.

“To see him out running again is a real boost for us and for him, because he’s been great while he’s been injured.

“He’s been on the bench with us and has been a massive help, but he’s an even bigger help when he’s on the pitch.

“Matty was excellent for us last year and has had another nasty injury. He’s out doing a little bit and is pushing himself, so there could be light at the end of the tunnel with them.”

Town go into the weekend on the back of a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions, with four points gained this week in vastly different circumstances.

They had an unlikely hero in goalkeeper Dan Atherton to thank for snatching a point from Farsley Celtic on Tuesday as he headed home an injury-time equaliser, while he also played a key role in Saturday’s 4-1 win at Bishop’s Stortford in saving a penalty with his side leading 1-0.

The run sees them sit 12th in the table and Beesley says the club’s ever-growing fanbase has played a huge role, with home crowds averaging over 1,000 so far this season.

“We’ve built something up within the group,” he said.

“Since we took over, the togetherness and spirit has grown and we’ve added people that have helped that and bought into it.

“You can see they’re playing for each other and the crowd are helping with that. We can hear them all the time and they keep pushing us on.

“It’s a big occasion when Warrington Town are at home now and we need them to keep helping us.

“We’ll need them again on Saturday as it will be another tough game and we’ve got a lot of tired bodies, but we’ve got to keep going.

“We’ve got to be a little bit better, but you can’t fault the togetherness and effort throughout the team.”