WHITBY Town face a real six-pointer on Wednesday (9 Feb) night when fellow strugglers Stocksbridge Park Steels visit the Turnbull Ground.
Speaking after Saturday’s draw with fifth-placed Marine, manager Tommy Cassidy admitted: “I don’t know what I’m going to get for Wednesday.
“Whether it’s going to be the good first half display, or the first 15 minutes of the second half.
“We really need to play well for the full 90 minutes.
Former Newcastle United midfielder Cassidy confirmed he was still looking to improve his side ahead of the crunch clash with Stocksbridge.
“We’re looking at three or four players and waiting to hear back from them.”
“I should have John McReady back and Tony Hackworth is fit again.”
Stocksbridge are three places and three points above fourth-bottom Town having played a game more and enjoyed a shock 3-2 win at promotion-chasing Kendal at the weekend.
It was the South Yorkshire side’s third straight victory, after surprising fourth-placed North Ferriby in the League Cup in midweek and third-placed Matlock 3-1, the week before.
Gary Marrow’s men are the top-scorers in the bottom half of the table with 42 goals.
Traditionally, Whitby perform well in this fixture. Despite back to back defeats against Steels last season, Town have won six of the two clubs’ nine meetings and are 100% at the Turnbull Ground.
The potentially-pivotal return game takes place on Easter Monday 25 April - the final day of the season.
Kick-off tomorrow is 7.45pm with admission still just £7.50 adults, £4.50 concessions and £2 under 18s.
Town visit FA Cup giantkillers FC United of Manchester on Saturday (12 Feb), the club formed by Manchester United Supporters, play at Bury’s Gigg Lane.