Whitby Town Football Club

The Seasiders

McWilliams only absentee at Hednesford

Whitby Town manager, Chris Hardy is set to only have one absentee in his match day squad at Hednesford Town tomorrow afternoon with full-back, Daniel McWilliams being unavailable with injury.

This will come as a relief to the Blues’ boss after his squad has been hit by various injuries over recent weeks, and he also believes that McWilliams is not far from a return to the side.

Despite last weeks disappointment of narrowly losing to now first placed, Nantwich Town, Hardy is hopeful that his side can get a positive result at Keys Park.

“If players are on point, we can get a really positive result,” said Hardy.

“Sometimes we don’t quite have the acquired level to match our opponents but I feel that if we can reach the levels that I know we can, we can get something tomorrow.”

In the previous meeting earlier in the season, the Pitment came away from the Turnbull Ground with a 2-1 victory, Kieron Parnaby’s goal only counting as consolation.

The Seasiders’ gaffer knows only too well that his Whitby side will be up against strong opposition and admits that tomorrow’s hosts “showed qualities earlier in the season.”

With matches now mostly only taking place at weekends, it looks as if more concentration and work can be done looking at specific opponents.

From this, Chris Hardy believes that tomorrow’s clash in the Midlands could be fairly evenly matched with two sides near each other in the table going head to head.

“I think that it could potentially be a good fixture for us,” Hardy said.

“They’re in and around us in the table and I would say that they have similar ability to us. We know that the facilities will be first class, and the good pitch should suit our game.’

For anyone who is booked onto the supporters bus, it will leave the Turnbull Ground at 8:30am. 

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