Blues seek to further cement themselves in the play-off positions against visitors Colne

Leek Town assistant manager Peter Ward expects a tough challenge from visitors Colne.

LEEK Town are hoping another big following  will get behind the team for tomorrow’s (Feb 16) visit from Colne in the Evo-stik Northern Premier League.

Club chairman Jon Eeles said: “Saturday is another massive game for us and we want as many people at the game as possible. The recent support has been fantastic, home and away, and definitely a factor in the performances.

“With many local sides away we are urging all regular Blues fans and those new to non-league to attend the game if they can.

“Give non-league a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised,” he added.

Recent attendances at Harrison Park have been 400-plus, much to the delight of Eeles.

Blues will be seeking revenge for a 3-2 defeat at Colne last November, but assistant manager Peter Ward believes it will be no easy task.

In an interview with The Sentinel’s Jim Hannah, he said: “Colne have a good away record, they have lost only twice on the road, so they think they can come here and get something from the game and we have to be ready for that.

“But I have to say, the spirit is good and the mood in the camp is very positive, and so it should be, the players have dome well and deserve credit.”

Successive wins away to Trafford Park (3-0) and Radcliffe (3-1) have lifted Blues up into fourth spot in the West Division of the NPL.

Attacking midfielder Dan Trickett-Smith, who recently signed for Port Vale and has been loaned back to the club until the end of the season, is Blues only serious injury doubt (thigh).