Top of the table Blues tackle Blyth

Whitby Town are on the road at Blyth Spartans tonight
Whitby Town are on the road at Blyth Spartans tonight

Whitby Town take on Blyth Spartans this evening (Tuesday) hoping to cement their position at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division table.

Darren Williams’ men currently sit in pole position following Saturday’s 4-0 demolition of Stourbridge, and the Blues boss is aiming to build on that positive start.

“There were a lot of positives on Saturday, but we can play better and we’ll be looking to do so at Blyth,” he said.

“We’ve got off to a good start to the season and we need to try and carry that on.”

Town should be at full-strength for their trip north, with no serious injury concerns to worry about.

“Hopefully we’ll have everyone available,” Wiliams added.

“There are a couple of little knocks we need to check on, but I don’t anticipate anyone having to miss out.

“It’s always different playing away from home so we may look at changing a few things, but things went well on Saturday so there isn’t really any need to be altering too much.”

Spartans, who got their season underway with a 1-0 win at Barwell thanks to a late strike from Stephen Turnbull, have bolstered their ranks with a couple of signings ahead of Whitby’s visit.

Former Sunderland academy defender Andrew Cartwright and German goalkeeper Fabian Otte – an ex-Bayer Leverkusen under-23 player – will both be in contention to take on the Blues.

Town are unbeaten in five games against the Spartans, drawing 2-2 in the corresponding fixture at Croft Park last season thanks to a brace from Ste Snaith.

A supporters’ bus will leave the Turnbull Ground for Blyth at 2.30pm today. Contact chairman Graham Manser on 07966 241344 to book a place.

The game kicks off at 7.45pm.