WARRINGTON Town’s crowds have dramatically increased this season but despite that, the team’s form at Cantilever Park has been very changeable.

It has been a particular struggle of late, with Yellows having lost their past four games in front of their own fans.

As they prepare for their final home game of the season on Saturday, however, manager Mark Beesley insists the squad are highly motivated to reward their supporters with a victory as they gather for the last time for a few months.

Town’s last home outing sees them welcome Hereford and with a sizeable travelling support expected again to follow one of the National League North’s best supported clubs, the average attendance is set to receive another boost.

In total, more than 25,000 people have passed through the Cantilever Park turnstiles for league matches this season, with their average gate currently standing at 1,169 – a jump of more than 50 per cent on last season’s league average of 774.

Crowds have stayed high despite a season of mixed home form, with eight wins and eight defeats from 22 games with six draws.

By contrast, they boast the third-best away record in the division having picked up 33 points on the road, the latest being on Saturday as they drew 1-1 at newly-crowned champions Tamworth.

However, Beesley has called upon his squad to deliver a performance to send their ever-increasing support base into the summer in high spirits.

“The home form has been very up and down,” he admits.

“We’ve had really good spells but we’ve had others where results have been poor, even if performances haven’t generally been that bad.

“We want to try and finish the season off strongly with a positive result and a good performance at home.

“The last few home games haven’t been great in front of fans who have been absolutely fantastic all season.

“Our average has been around 1,100 so to have that support week in, week out has been outstanding.

“We want to show our appreciation with a good performance and hopefully a win.”

Despite the indifferent home form, Town have enjoyed a superb first National League North season and a victory on Saturday could guarantee a top-half finish.

However, they will be faced with a Hereford side who must win in order to keep their hopes of finishing in the play-off spots alive.

Beesley, who enjoyed a spell with the Bulls during his playing days, admits to being surprised by his old club’s struggles to secure a place in the promotion shake-up but expects nothing but a tough test at the weekend.

“They’re a really good team,” he said of Saturday’s opponents.

“The front two are very, very lively – Andy Williams has been and still is an excellent player and Jason Cowley caused us a lot of problems in the away game.

“I’m surprised they’re not higher up the table than they are because they’ve got some very good players.

“It’s a good club – one I know well from playing there – and they have to win so they’re going to come and give their all.

“It’s going to be a tough game like all of them are, but it’s another opportunity to test ourselves against another big club in this league.”