BY Saturday evening, Warrington Rylands’ place in the Northern Premier League play-offs could be secure.

However, player/interim co-manager Sam Wilson insists they cannot start planning for the end-of-season shake-up just yet.

Having overcome a dip in form either side of the new year, Blues have got back into their stride to put themselves in a superb position.

As such, they will be assured of a top-five finish in the NPL Premier Division if they win at Guiseley on Saturday and Worksop Town fail to beat Workington.

It would then be about jostling for position, with home advantage for both the semis and the final – should they make it – guaranteed if they remain in their current second-place position.

Despite seemingly holding all of the cards, however, Wilson insists they have to be wary of getting too far ahead of themselves.

“Games are running out and we’re in a position that everyone bar Radcliffe would want to be in,” he said after their 2-0 victory over fellow play-off hopefuls Marine on Easter Monday.

“We’ve got to take pride in that and we’re certainly there on merit – I don’t think anyone would disagree with that – but we’ve just got to take it one game at a time.

“Irrespective of who you’re playing, we have to treat every opponent with the same level of respect.

“Form and the table goes completely out of the window at this stage of the season.

“We’ve got an awful lot to lose and teams will be aware of that, but we’ve just got to take care of our own situation.”

The recent pick-up in form may have taken many by surprise, with the club seemingly unhindered by the shock departure of manager Michael Clegg to join promotion rivals Macclesfield.

Indeed, Blues are top of the division’s form table having taken 16 points from a possible 18 and in since Wilson and fellow senior player Dean Furman took temporary charge, only Macclesfield, Gainsborough Trinity and Ashton United have gained more points.