By Thomas Ritchie
Farsley Celtic welcome Leamington to the Citadel on Tuesday evening for what can undoubtedly be categorised as a relegation ‘six-pointer’.
The Brakes sit three points in front of the Celts, fifth from bottom, having played a game more, so a victory for either side would be vital in the fight to avoid the drop zone.
While Farsley were in FA Trophy action at the weekend, Leamington picked up a valuable point at home to promotion-chasing Chester, extending their unbeaten run to four games.
However, they will be travelling to the Citadel to face a side who have also seen an improvement in their form in recent weeks, with Russ Wilcox’s side having lost just one of their last 11.
The Celts also have an excellent record at home having gone without defeat in almost four months, although the last two outings at the Citadel have ended in goalless draws.
Following our exit from the FA Trophy, the focus is now firmly on securing survival, as Russ Wilcox said: “Your bread and butter’s more important over 46 games, that’s the target.
“We knew how difficult it was going to be at the start of the season when it’s four going down, after only one last season.
“When I came in last season I knew I had half a chance of keeping us up because we had to finish above one team, but this year you’ve got to finish above four.
“There are a few bigger teams down there that are not quite safe, so it’s going to be a really interesting last quarter of the season.”
Tom Allan returned from injury on Saturday, appearing off the bench in our penalty shootout defeat to Gateshead. Danny Devine will be available again after being ineligible for the FA Trophy and Wilcox may be tempted to shuffle his pack after a hectic schedule.
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