Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rebels look to get play-off bid on track

5:30am Wednesday 31st December 2008

FC United will look to get their play-off hopes back on track when they entertain Ossett Albion in the UniBond Premier League tomorrow.

The Gigg Lane tenants will be keen to take maximum points after slipping up against Ashton United over Christmas.

Rebels boss Karl Marginson is waiting on the fitness of goalkeeper Sam Ashton, who was carried off at the end of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat with a knee injury, and defender Danny Warrender (shoulder).

The cold snap could hit Leigh Genesis fixture backlog with tomorrow’s game at Kendal under threat.

A decision on whether the game would be played is expected to be made today to allow both teams and supporters to make plans.

If the game goes ahead Leigh will be looking for at least a point after their disappointing 2-0 defeat to bottom club Witton Albion last weekend.

Meanwhile, Division One North outfit Radcliffe Borough have the ideal opportunity to end a run of six consecutive league defeats at basement club Salford City.

Director of football Gerry Luczka has ordered his side to increase their workrate on and off the field as they bid to end a goal drought.

He said: “We’ve got to keep going. The one thing we can’t do is start feeling sorry for ourselves because that will get us absolutely nowhere.

“What we have to be doing now, is be relentless about our work-rate both on the field and off it.

“Everybody has to be working their socks off. And it’s only with everybody doing that and trying to improve, working as hard as they possibly can, that we will turn it round.”