Hindley wants flying start against Liversedge

Tigers boss Ryan Hindley
Tigers boss Ryan Hindley

Worksop Town boss Ryan Hindley has urged his side to start brightly and blow Liversedge away when they visit Sandy Lane on Saturday.

Tigers go into the match on the back of consecutive draws over the festive period against Penistone, following a point on their travels last time out.

A Lee Hill goal on four minutes gave Worksop the lead but Penistone responded with a goal of their own on 32 minutes through Nathan Keightley.

And now Hindley wants a similar start from his troops when Liversedge come to town and has backed new boy Charlie Baird to find his scoring touch.

Hindley said: “If Charlie plays this Saturday and has the chances he had last Saturday then he will put them away. He could have had a brace 10 minutes into his Worksop career.

“I won’t have a go at him missing them, I’m delighted he found the space and worked two very senior, in fact two of the best defenders in the league, he really got among them.

“He bullied them to a degree. They won’t want to play against him again. If he got those chances a week on with that experience then I think he would score goals.

“If it’s Charlie, if it’s Alec (Denton), or maybe it’s both of them, who knows, then we’ll look to get out the traps early and at this level you can put teams to bed within the first half an hour.

“That’s something we’ve not done so much this season but is something that I’ve prided myself on at previous clubs - to start bright and blow teams away.”

Hindley was pleased with the way his team performed against Penistone, who are unbeaten now in their last 10, as well as the tricky weather conditions.

“I thought, given the conditions, it was probably a good point for both teams,” he said. “I thought we could have been out of sight in the first 20 minutes.

“We probably played some of the best football we’ve played all season in the first half an hour. I was delighted with the first 30 and last 20 we played.

“It’s only 50 minutes of the game in total but we were very good. I was happy with us. If we would have had a fit Alec Denton we would have won.

“That’s not me putting pressure on Alec, it’s just that his goals ratio shows me he scores a goal a game. We believe with him we would have won both games.

“I was delighted with Charlie Baird’s debut and the goalkeeper Justin Greatorex.”

And added: “It could have been a disaster on Saturday with new players coming in and the conditions - we did things right and performed to a level that I’d expect.

“People do not give Penistone the credit they deserve. They are a long time unbeaten now, which takes some doing at our level, so they’re doing something right.”