By Paul Webster
Stocksbridge Park Steels take on play-off chasing Leek Town at Bracken Moor on Saturday with boss Chris Hilton urging his side to finish the season with a flourish.
“We want to finish in the top 10, I think its the least the players deserve,” said Hilton “We’re 12th at the moment and we’ve got many of the teams around us to play.
Its in our own hands, it wont be easy because they’re isn’t any easy games in this league. But we don’t fear anyone, we’ve got eight games left and we’ll be going out to try and win them all.”
Leek arrive having slipped to seventh in the table, three-points outside the op five following a 3-1 defeat at Shaw Lane Aquaforce on Tuesday and have not won in the last three away. “There a good side so it will be a tough game,” stressed Hilton
“I thought we were were unlucky to lose 2-1 at their place earlier in the season to be honest. They’ll be coming here thinking they need a win which adds a little bit more pressure.
“We know what we will get from them. We’ve worked on a few things in training this week. We’ll have our own game plan so hopefully we will come away with three-points. Our home form has been decent recently and we’re playing some good football.
There are no Premier or Championship games this weekend so it would be nice to see a few more people coming along and taking a look a what non-league football has to offer.”
Steels will be boosted by the return of skipper Liam McFadyen after missing last weeks 1-1 draw at Stafford Rangers along with defender Ryan Laight, while full-back Josh Meade (pictured) is hoping to have recovered from tonsillitis.