Denton keen to see Tigers bounce back

Worksop Town FC ground, Sandy Lane, Worksop.
Worksop Town FC ground, Sandy Lane, Worksop.

Worksop Town’s caretaker assistant manager Craig Denton says the Tigers players will be fresh and ready to go when they end a short break without a match this weekend.

Tigers haven’t played since February 8 when they were beaten at home by title-chasers Pickering Town, only caretaker boss Jon Kennedy having seen any action since whilst on a dual registration deal with Matlock Town that has seen him feature in two matches so far.

Worksop host Harrogate Railway on Saturday and Denton is ready for a revenge mission from the visitors.

He said: “We are up against a side who will want to put things right after losing 3-0 to us earlier in the season.

“We’ll be regrouping for training and focusing on the tasks ahead. We were extremely disappointed to lose against a very good Pickering side in our last game as we certainly gave them a run for their money and applied ourselves in the right way.

“The lads showed tremendous effort throughout and felt we deserved something from the game.

“We’ve implemented several training sessions for the first team squad to keep on top of our fitness and overall game preparation whilst without a match so we are ready for Harrogate.”

Denton says several new faces have been training with the squad with a view to signing for the latter stages of the season.

He said: “The group of players we currently have are hard working and dedicated which shows in the recent results and performances, but we have a few non-registered players who are with us and looking to help us strengthen the squad moving forward.”

One player who won’t feature for Tigers is Kieran Fenton who signed for Evo-Stik Division One South side Basford United last week, with Denton adding: “Jon and I would like to thank Kieron for his efforts whilst representing the club - he has always shown 100 per cent dedication and commitment in both training and in matches.”