Whitby Town are set to travel to title-chasing Warrington Town this weekend, and the Blues travel in good fortune on the back of two straight victories over Basford United and Bamber Bridge.
This weekend’s opponents Warrington also are in fine form having only suffered one defeat in their last seven matches, which came at the hands of Stafford Rangers last weekend.
Whitby are set to go into Saturday’s game with Daniel Rowe unavailable through suspension and striker Ashley Coffey set to be on the sideline for a few weeks with a knee injury, however midfielder and makeshift full-back Jassem Sukar is available after serving his suspension.
With a near full clean bill of health, new striker Bradley Fewster having scored four goals in his first two games and Whitby winning back to back games, manager Chris hardy believes his side can be confident going into what is one of the toughest games of the season.
Hardy said: “They are there for a reason, they are consistent in what they do, earlier in the season they beat us by a narrow margin and arguably we could have got more out of that game but I am not taking anything away from Warrington, they are flying high.
“We will approach this week similar to last week, we will be respectful of our opponents and aim for a positive result we need to back ourselves and be brave and confident.
“Back to back victories allows you to be confident, it puts any concerns you have to bed and we need to use this confidence to our advantage.”
Whitby have been dominant in both of their victories scoring seven goals and only conceding twice in that time and Hardy believes the main difference has been Fewster.
Hardy said: “The noticeable change is Fewster, he has come in and is creating and converting chances and that makes a massive difference.
“I spoke in detail after Hyde about how we needed to be better in both boxes and as well as Fewster the defence has been better.
“Our performance levels as a whole haven’t been too different, it’s rare we batter teams but instead our games are usually judged by fine margins.”
Fewster has started his Whitby career in fine form having scored two braces in two matches and Hardy hopes that this form continues but says there is no pressure on Fewster to score every game.
“The reality is, do I expect Brad to score two every time he puts a Whitby shirt on? Obviously no and there is no pressure on him to do that.
“Part of being a goalscorer is dealing with good and bad spells, but Brad has had a fantastic start and long may it continue.”