Blues bid to continue their November reign

WHITBY Town hope to carry on their unbeaten form of November into Saturday's big home match against FC United, which could pull in a gate of 1,000.

Blues boss Harry Dunn is hoping to field an unchanged side, despite the weather putting a freeze on midweek training.

"Conditions over the moors were particularly poor, with black ice on the roads, so we've given the lads a rest after two games last week," he said.

"It's looking like an unchanged side, but you never know what's around the corner.

The Blues boss was delighted with what he called "probably our best 45 minutes of the season" in beating Worksop 4-0 last weekend.

"We scored four and perhaps could've had seven or eight.

"I thought every one of the lads did extremely well in the second half and it was a great three points for us.

"We created five or six chances and played some very good football."

After a patchy start to the season which saw Whitby slip into the bottom three, Town have gone through November unbeaten and now find themselves in 13th spot.

Dunn says on-loan Leon Scott and Andy Campbell, along with ex-Derby defender Richard Jackson have added class, but from then on, consistency has been the key.

"We have a bit more of a settled side and we've cut the squad down.

"All our three signings have done well for us and knitted in.

"Anyone who's played in the Premiership is bound to be technically very good."

Responding to a question about signing another striker, Dunn said: "We don't know what's happening with Andy Campbell, after his second month on loan, we'll be doing our utmost to keep him but it's out of our hands.

"We're always on the lookout for players and speaking to clubs, whether we win 4-0 or lose 4-0.

"Once you stop looking, you lose touch with what's going on around you."

The Blues have failed to beat FC United – who get gates of between 1,500 and 2,000 for home games – in three previous meetings.

In the corresponding home game last term, the sides drew 0-0 in a contest which pulled in a crowd of 1,049.

Earlier this season, United netted in the 96th minute to earn another draw after Jimmy Beadle scored early on.

Admission at the Turnbull Ground on Saturday is the usual 7.50 adults, 4.50 concessions and 2 under 18s. Kick-off is 3pm.