Farsley Celtic aim for three points against bottom club

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Farsley Celtic's Dylan Youmbi fires off a shot against Radcliffe. Photo: John McEvoy

Farsley Celtic entertain bottom club Bishop’s Stortford at The Citadel tomorrow (Saturday) – and are coming into the game in good form.

The visitors have lost their last seven league games but the Celts won’t be taking tomorrow lightly, with memories of early November’s 2-1 home defeat to Darlington, who were then bottom of the table, still fresh in the mind.

“If we’re not at it tomorrow, it will be a long day,” said gaffer Clayton Donaldson. “It’s not going to be easy. There is no such thing as an easy game in this league, and you can see that in the results across the board this season, anybody can beat anybody on the day.

“They lost heavily (4-1 against Gloucester) last week but they had a man sent off and the score might not reflect the full game, so we have to be on our guard. They are fighting for their lives and will be looking for a reaction after last week.”

The gaffer feels recent results haven’t reflected strong performances in recent games, with the Celts unfortunate to only have one point to show for their efforts at South Shields and Chorley.

“Our performances have been very pleasing, even if it hasn’t always been reflected in the results. It’s frustrating but I feel it’s only a matter of time before we start another good run, similar to the one we had before Christmas.

“I just feel we are lacking that but of luck in front of goal sometimes. The performances have been good. Sometimes you create your own luck, like with our goal at Chorley last week when we got bodies in the box.

“We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s game and hope fans come out in numbers to get behind us. Their support has been great all season and we all appreciate it.”

Clayton Donaldson in action. Photo: John McEvoy

Kick-off time

The match kicks off at 3pm.

Ticket news & supporters’ information

All the important supporter information for the clash – including admission prices and parking – can be found here.

Team news

The Celts have no new injury major concerns to report.

Lewis Turner and Joao Silva are out on loan at Ossett United in a bid to gain extra minutes and the gaffer has long-term absentee Harry Sheridan back in training but lacking match fitness. Hull City loanee Jack Leckie has suffered another injury setback and will not play again this season. Darren Stephenson has started on-field running and some physical work.

Dylan Youmbi could return following an injury sustained in our last home game against Scarborough.

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