‘We’re Shaw we can win it’

Tom Denton congratulates Leon Mettam on his goal against Nantwich
Tom Denton congratulates Leon Mettam on his goal against Nantwich

Worksop Town are dreaming of doing what, to most, was unthinkable at the start of the season – winning a league title.

Boss Mark Shaw says his Tigers are in no mood to drop points, after stretching their winning streak to five games on Wednesday.

And sitting in second place, two points behind leaders Chorley with six games remaining, there’s a real chance of the club’s first league title since 1973, and their first promotion since the 1997/98 season.

Speaking after a professional 3-1 win over Nantwich in midweek an elated Shaw described the mood in a buoyant Tigers camp.

“You can see by the camaraderie and the team spirit in the group that it’s coming together, and it needs to with six big, big games left,” he said.

“We want to go unbeaten until the end of the season and if we do that we’ll get promoted.”

“There’s a lot of belief that we can go and achieve something.”

“The players are hungry and they believe there’s something there for the taking.”

Although FC United of Manchester are also in fine form and looking like worthy title contenders, Shaw believes the promotion hopefuls all have to be at their very best to keep Tigers from the top spot.

“The pressure is on the other teams not to lose because we’ve got it in our heads that we’re not going to lose.”

“Other teams have to match what we’re doing.”

And he wants the people of Worksop to flock through the Sandy Lane turnstiles to play their part.

“Come and support your home town team, come and be part of something special.”

“We want people to come and enjoy the football we play.”

“I need the people of Worksop to come out and back the team, and push them closer to the finish line.”

“We need to create an atmosphere, we need people to come down and make some noise, bring their kids, bring everyone - we need another man.”

“When players are a bit tired and need that extra boost of energy, that injection of motivation, the fans can give them that.”

Worksop host Rushall Olympic on Saturday in another huge Northern Premier promotion clash.