Snaith relishes taking on league leaders

WHITBY Town striker Steven Snaith is relishing the challenge of taking on leaders North Ferriby this Saturday (12 Jan).

The 19-year-old summer signing from Hartlepool United has two spectacular goals from 95 minutes of football.

“I’m glad I got some game time,” he said modestly.

“All the lads were disappointed with Tuesday’s defeat at Farsley, we’re looking forward to getting it out of our system and then roll on Saturday for the big clash.

“Hopefully I’ll get a couple of minutes coming on or whatever Daz [Williams] decides to do, but the two strikers are on fire.

“I’m not expecting anything, I’m happy to keep a smile on my face, I’m not one to complain.

“I look at Graeme Armstrong and Faz [Craig Farrell] - they’re class and I look at the record they have - and Nathan Mulligan as well.

“I hope I can have a record like that.

“I think they’re relishing the challenge, as well, that I’m pushing them and I’m scoring, it’s good.”

The hard-working frontman is also struggling to decide how to take his goals after burying a couple of fine strikes with his wrong foot.

“I’m right-footed, but I don’t know whether to change to my left,” he joked.

The teenager already has form for turning games after landing an injury-time winner in the spectacular 4-3 FA Cup tie against Blue Square North Droylsden.

“When you come off the bench, you need to score,” he added.

“Hopefully if I get a chance to on Saturday, I’ll be confident enough to put it away.”

The game kicks off at 3pm.

Full preview in this week’s Whitby Gazette, on sale Friday 11 January.