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Blues seeking home comforts as Stalybridge visit

Whitby Town will be looking to get off to a strong start at home in the Evo-Stik Premier when Stalybridge Celtic visit the Turnbull Ground.

Blues seeking home comforts as Stalybridge visit

By Liam Ryder

Whitby Town will be looking to get off to a strong start at home in the Evo-Stik Premier when Stalybridge Celtic visit the Turnbull Ground.

Blues boss Chris Hardy admits that his side will have to improve after their disappointing opening day defeat at the hands of Barwell.

“There has to be a marked improvement,” Hardy told whitby-town.com.

“They’ve set their own standards from last season but unfortunately we were way off [at Barwell].”

Midfielder Andy Monkhouse remains a doubt for the visit of ‘Bridge, though the Blues boss has not ruled out the possibility of the ex-Football League star returning for the weekend visit of Stourbridge.

“There is a slight possibility that he’ll play but it remains a slim possibility,” Hardy added.

“The way Andy’s getting on at the moment it’s looking more like Saturday than Tuesday.”

The Seasiders will also have to wary on the night as they are facing a confident side in Stalybridge. The visitors began their season brightly with a 1-0 win over promotion hopefuls Nantwich Town.

Kick-off at the Turnbull Ground is at 7:45pm on Tuesday night and admission costs £10 adults, £6 concessions and £3 under-18s, whilst under-16s continue to go FREE with a paying adult.

Live match commentary will also be available on Whitby Town Radio with Andrew Snaith and Liam Ryder.