Worksop Town set for leaders Leek test

Worksop Town boss Kyle Jordan is relishing the chance to go up against the division's top team in Leek on Saturday.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 7:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 10:41 am
Tigers boss Kyle Jordan. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill.

The Tigers go into the game on the back of four points from a 3-1 win over Market Drayton Town on Saturday and a 1-1 draw at Glossop North End on Tuesday night.

Jordan is under no illusions as to the size of the task which awaits his Worksop players at top-of-the-table Leek, who are unbeaten on their own patch so far this campaign.

Leek have established a five-point gap at the summit, with a game in hand over their nearest challengers Stamford, but Jordan is looking forward to the challenge.

He said: "They are up there for a reason and they're running away with it to a certain extent. It'll be very tough going there - I think they've won all but one game at home.

"Normally you'd look at four points and think it's been a great week for us but it's how we've thrown the game away tonight [Tuesday].

"The boys will lift themselves up - they're a great group of lads, some strong characters and by the time the game comes around, they'll be looking forward to it.

"If we can turn on the tap, so to speak, like we did in the Cleethorpes [4-1 home win in November] game then there's something there for us.

"It's all down to the boys in there and what they've got in the locker."

And the manager acknowledged his side are a different animal when they play away from home.

Their record this season shows the Tigers have picked up 17 points on the road compared to 12 collected at Sandy Lane so far.

"We're a different team away from home," said Jordan.

"I'm sure the quality of the pitch plays a part in it to a certain extent.

"This [Glossop] is great. I'm really impressed with how well they've kept this in good nick and it suited us tonight.

"It was two completely different teams that played today to that which played at Sandy Lane a few weeks ago.

"It was a good game of football."

And added: "I'm looking forward to Saturday.

"I'm glad we're playing them at theirs [ground] and not at ours.

"We want to test ourselves against the best sides in the league with a view of potentially challenging next year."