Nothing to lose for Matlock at Warrington

Matlock Town head to in-form Warrington Town on Saturday in the EVO-STIK Premier Division with nothing to lose.

Dave Frecklington has been re-shaping his squad in recent weeks following his appointment as manager, and they picked up a 3-1 home win over Marine on Tuesday night.

Warrington sit second in the league and are on an incredible run of nine and a half league games without conceding a goal.

Frecklington said: “Warrington will be tough but we've scored ten in four games and in the last three we've conceded three instead of three every game so things are getting better.

“If anything it's a free hit for us, nobody expects us to go there and get anything, but I wouldn't write us off.”

Matlock still have key personnel out injured although defender Dwayne Wiley was fit enough to take a place on the substitutes bench against Marine after picking up a thigh abductor injury at North Ferriby.

Michael Williams (abductor) and Shaun Harrad (cracked fibula) are two and four weeks respectively from a return while Jordan Chapell broke down in the warm up against Hyde.

Defender Taron Hare came off against Hyde and will be missing for six weeks with ligament damage in his shoulder.

Matlock have never beaten Warrington in six league and cup attempts, and they also have a miserable record at Tuesday night’s opponents Mickleover Sports, having never beaten them away since Sports have been in the NPL.

Where next?

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