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Hopson hoping to ‘get a result’ at Grantham

Whitby Town captain Dale Hopson is hoping that his side can bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Hyde United, on Saturday.

Chris Hardy’s side has always found trouble on their travels to the Gingerbreads, with the Blues still yet to beat them under the former Guisborough Town man.

Hopson recalls his experiences at Grantham, failing to recollect being victorious to date..

“I don’t think I’ve ever won or got a result there,” the midfielder told whitby-town.com.

“When they start to play it can take a long time to win the ball back.

“But we are aiming to go there be positive and get a result.”

Hopson made his return to first-team action in the 1-0 home loss to Hyde, after sitting on the sideline for the previous three games through injury.

Despite the result, the midfielder was happy to return to first-team action.

“Its good to get game time, it just wasn’t the result we wanted but touch wood I will be fit for Saturday,” Hopson added.

“Hopefully we can get going quicker [at Grantham], I didn’t think we did much in the first half last week and the second half wasn’t great either.

“We always want to better ourselves in our next game.”

After this weekend’s trip to Grantham, Whitby face a second away game in just three days when the Blues travel to Greenwich Avenue to face Basford United, meaning Blue’s players will be doing over 600 miles in just three days, which is a challenge for any team but Hopson believes the squad is capable of the challenge.

“We could make the travel an excuse but it is what it is and its tough,” he continued.

“The lads are all used to it as this is non-league and everyone has to do it.

“We will work on each game until it’s finished then move onto the next one.”