Tigers focused and prepared to show Steel in derby clash

Worksop Town v Trafford. Tigers player Jake Scott
Worksop Town v Trafford. Tigers player Jake Scott
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Worksop Town will be fully focused on Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, despite a mouthwatering promotion clash with Chorley looming.

Steels may look like a side destined for relegation, but Shaw insists his Tigers won’t take their eye off the ball.

“Our group is very focused at the moment, and the man thing for us is that we get the win on Saturday,” he said.

“They’re a team fighting for their lives so first and foremost we have to win this game.”

Shaw is as unconcerned with the prospect of a physical battle as he is with putting in a ‘pretty’ performance.

“It hasn’t been pretty the last couple of weeks, but we haven’t been playing pretty teams and we’ve taken six points from six.”

“We’ve had physical battles all year but the more physical teams are the more they forget about the game.”

“I think teams who come trying to kick us off the park get a bit of a shock.”

“But I think Stocksbridge will come to try and play.”

One player who would relish a physical battle with Steels is young midfielder Jake Scott.

But he’s the club’s only injury worry.

Shaw explained: “Jake is struggling with a knee, I don’t know if he will make the game.”

“He came off against Buxton but for a young lad he’s a proper warrior, he wants to play every minute.”