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Hardy will ‘still respect’ opponents North Ferriby this Saturday

Whitby Town were out of action last weekend, and have had two weeks rest after their 2-0 defeat to Buxton, but the Blues are back in action this weekend against bottom of the league North Ferriby United this Saturday at the Turnbull Ground.

Ferriby come into this weekend’s game on a run of six consecutive defeats without a win since November and only two wins all season. Ferriby have also just lost defender, James Williamson to fellow Evo-Stik Premier side Scarborough Athletic.

This is a great opportunity for the Blues to secure three points against a side out of form especially with Blues manager Chris Hardy having a full squad, excluding Dan McWilliams available this weekend. This will also include new signing, Daniel Rowe who signed for the Blues on a year and a half deal this week.

Going into the game on the back of a two-week break after a hectic Christmas and New Year period could be an advantage for the Blues, but Hardy will not be sure of this until 5pm Saturday.

Hardy said; “The lads have played a lot of football and hope the break has served them well as they say healthy body healthy mind.

“Going into the game it would be hard not to be confident but Hardy is remaining calm and is ready for all outcomes this Saturday.”

Hardy added; “We can be confident going into any game if the performance is right then we can be confident of three points.

“But we will still respect them (North Ferriby) it’s not a given, we still need to prepare and perform our best to get all three points and we can’t afford any complacency.

“New signing Daniel Rowe will be starting this Saturday for Whitby and Hardy is hoping he will start well and settle in fast.

“Dan has come in as the full-time replacement for Toby Lees and hopefully with luck, he will hit the ground running and settle in and make a big impact for the rest of the season.” Hardy added.