DESPITE reaching what has been perceived as their pre-season target, Mark Beesley insists the thirst to push on remains for Warrington Town.

And their bid to do that and bounce back from seeing their recent unbeaten run ended in midweek sees them face three consecutive home fixtures, starting with Brackley Town’s visit to Cantilever Park on Saturday.

Following their impressive 3-0 win over Curzon Ashton at the weekend, Town topped the National League North form table and passed the 50-point mark that is often considered as one that secures safety from relegation.

However, they slipped to just their second league defeat of the calendar year on Tuesday as a lacklustre display saw them fall 2-0 at Spennymoor Town.

While even a sustained dip in form is extremely unlikely to threaten their Step Two status, Beesley insists the cue will not be going in the rack for the remaining 13 games of the campaign.

“We’ve got to keep pushing because you never know where you’ll end up,” he said, with his side going into the weekend just four points shy of a play-off place.

“If you take your foot off the gas, things can come crashing down quite quickly and you can go on a disastrous run that affects everything around the place.

“We’ve got to keep striving to do well.

“Of course, we’ve got to 51 points and if you’d offered us the chance to have this many points with 13 games to go, we’d have snapped your hands off.

“That’s in the bank, but we’re not satisfied with that. That’s not what we’re here for – we’ve got to keep improving.”

Brackley make their first ever visit to Cantilever Park on Saturday, with the previous two meetings between the sides coming at the Northamptonshire outfit’s St James’ Park home.

The Saints won both of those outings 2-0, including the reverse fixture back in September, and Beesley insists they are among the best the division has to offer.

“They beat us 2-0 at their place – it was a game we were in without really hurting them,” he said.

“We’ve got to be ready for them as they’re a very good team, probably one of the best I’ve seen.

“They’re a very established Conference North club and another one we’ve got no divine right to beat.”

There was a silver lining to the Tuesday night cloud for Town as skipper Josh Amis was able to return to the squad having missed the previous five games with an ankle injury.

Midfielders Jay Harris and Matty McDonald will continue to be monitored after niggles limited them to only a place on the bench in midweek.

Warrington Town confirm 'Volunteer Day' to help ground work

Yellows have put a call out for volunteers to help them prepare for a big week in their bid to upgrade Cantilever Park.

It is anticipated the new stand and attached facilities that will form a segregated away end when required will be constructed this week and as such, help is needed to assist with tasks around the ground in preparation.

Volunteers will be welcome this coming Sunday, February 25, from 10am. No equipment is required.