Blues look to secure play-off position

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Whitby Town begin April in fifth spot, desperate to stay in the top five amid a tight Evo-Stik NPL Premier promotion race.

The Blues welcome Coalville Town to the Turnbull Ground on Saturday, a first-ever visit for the Leicestershire side.

Managed by former Hucknall boss Tommy Brookbanks, 16th-placed Coalville were promoted through the Evo-Stik First Division South play-offs, last season.

The Seasiders enjoyed a 3-2 victory in the two sides' first-ever meeting, in November, at the Ravens' Owen Street Sports Ground.

Goals from leading scorer Dale Hopson, striker Matty Tymon and on-loan Jack Blackford secured a win that was more comfortable than the scoreline suggests.

Blues boss Chris Hardy welcomes back Tymon from a three-match ban and the ex-Workington marksman is expected to figure at the weekend.

Midfielder Davy Carson picked up a second half knock during Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Stafford Rangers and will be assessed prior to the Coalville clash.

Both sides come into the clash on the back of impressive form. Coalville have suffered just one defeat in six, with back-to-back victories, over Workington and Rushall Olympic.

The Blues are looking to extend a seven-match unbeaten run, which saw them through the whole of March, including wins over Spennymoor, Halesowen, Nantwich and Middlesbrough.

Kick-off at the Turnbull Ground on Saturday is 3pm with admission again just £10 for Adults (with accompanied under 16s admitted free), Senior Citizens £6 and Under-18s £3.