Tigers preparing for war, not a dead rubber, as they travel to Tadcaster to conclude season

Worksop Town FC v Tadcaster Albion, Jono Wafula gets in a tangle with an Albion player

Worksop Town FC v Tadcaster Albion, Jono Wafula gets in a tangle with an Albion player

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Worksop Town’s final game of the 2014/15 season at Tadcaster will be more like a war than a dead rubber, according to boss Mark Shaw.

Victory or a draw will guarantee a second-place finish for Tigers, leaving Albion in third place.

And Shaw insists he won’t have to motivate his players, despite Shaw Lane Aquaforce ending the title race with a win over Cleethorpes on Tuesday.

“It will be a war whether there’s anything to play for or not,” he said.

“I want to beat them, it will be really juicy for us.”

“If they think it will be an end of season game they’ve got another thing coming.”

Worksop still feel they should have recorded a victory over Tadcaster earlier in the season, when a late goal saw the West Yorkshire side snatch a point, despite being down to 10 men for most of the match.

“We felt a little hard done to when we played them at home,” said Shaw.

“Conceding the late goal, and then the way they reacted to the draw, like they’d won the league.”

“They had a 10-point gap at one stage, but we want to prove that we deserve second place.”

Tigers will travel to Tadcaster without the services of captain and midfield general Jake Scott.

He said: “Scotty has some damage to his knee so he will be missing.”