Desperate Blues host Matlock

Kieran Weledji in action for Whitby Town against Matlock earlier this season. The Seasiders lost the game 1-0.

Kieran Weledji in action for Whitby Town against Matlock earlier this season. The Seasiders lost the game 1-0.

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Struggling Whitby Town go in search of a much-needed Evo-Stik Premier Division victory when they host Matlock on Saturday.

The Blues are currently second from bottom in the league standings, five points adrift of safety, and have lost their last three games on the bounce, conceding 10 goals in the process.

Matlock visit the Turnbull Ground for a 3pm kick-off, having beaten Whitby courtesy of a last-gasp goal in Derbyshire, back in August.

“We dominated the whole game at their place and should have won comfortably but we didn’t take our chances,” boss Darren Williams told the Whitby Gazette.

“Obviously we need a result on Saturday, it’s time for the players to stand up and be counted.

“I still maintain that these lads can beat anyone in this league on their day. At risk of repeating myself, it is just a case of playing to our potential and cutting out the mistakes that keep costing us.”

With his side leaking goals and in desperate need of a run of positive results, Williams is eyeing new blood.

“I’ve got a few things in the pipeline, but nothing that we’ll be able to get done in time for this weekend,” he added.

“There are players who are ready to come in, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”

Wednesday brings the visit of high-flying north east rivals Blyth Spartans who secured a 3-2 success over Williams’ men in the second game of the season.

Kick-off for that famous old fixture is 7.45pm.