PAUL Carden says he will be forced into changes to his Warrington Town team this afternoon due to the pitch they will be playing on.

Yellows travel to Scarborough Athletic today, kick off 3pm, and the pitch at the Flamingo Land Stadium is an artificial 3G surface.

They were scheduled to visit Buxton, who also play on an artificial pitch, on Tuesday evening but that game has now been postponed.

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With artificial pitches known to be harsher on the body, Carden says he will shuffle his pack accordingly as he seeks to prevent further injuries.

“There are players who can’t play on 3G, but we will make changes to suit,” he said.

“I changed quite significantly last season when we played the likes of Basford, Scarborough – which I got wrong – and Buxton.

“It does have an impact on what you want to do.”

Yellows have been beset by injuries all season and their latest worry is over left-back Louis Barnes.

He had to be substituted during Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to FC United of Manchester and is unlikely to be risked in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

Former Everton youngster Tom Warren is set to deputise as Town aim to recover from being beaten for the first time since the season’s opening game.

“Louis has a problem with his hamstring. He felt it go as he sprinted so that’s not a good one,” Carden said.

“We’ll have to see how it settles down and we’ll manage it from there.

“Tom is a young lad who is learning all the time.

“He’s got good attributes and he will be a very good player. He’s intelligent and he’ll learn from every game.

“We can’t seem to get away from injuries at the moment, but we’ve got enough in the squad to cause anyone problems when we’re at it.

“It’s how you respond and how you react that is the sign of a good team. We need to bounce back.

“On Saturday, we need to react in the right way.”

Before Tuesday’s loss to the Red Rebels, Yellows beat the same opposition 2-1 at Broadhurst Park in the FA Cup second qualifying round.

That set up a trip to National League North outfit Brackley Town, who reached the second round proper as recently as the 2016-17 season and lifted the FA Trophy in 2018, on October 5.

“They’ve done well in cup competitions in the past few years,” Carden said.

“Kev Wilkin has been manager there for a while and he’s taken them to those cup successes.

“It will be a tough game obviously – they have got some really good players – but we have to focus on the bread and butter first.”