The Pitmen return to league action on Saturday as they make the journey up the A38 to take on Matlock Town.
Our hosts on Saturday come into the game on the back of just one defeat in their last eight matches, winning the other seven fixtures with them currently sitting in seventh place, just three points behind us.
It is almost four years to the day since we last made the trip to Matlock when a fabulous Aaron Rey goal secured a 3-2 victory over the hosts.
Manager Paul Casey is hoping that his side can bounce back from the FA Trophy defeat against Stafford Rangers in midweek.
“In the short term, the plan is to try and keep us as high up the table as we can and bring in some more strength to the team, build on the relationship with the players and hopefully then they can stay in the team to continue our move up the table in order to try our best to make the play-offs.
“The squad is very light on the ground, which is something that doesn’t surprise me. We are short of player quantity, not quality, as we have some fantastic players here.
“We have a team that plays attractive football and are potentially one of the best passing sides in the league, but it is obvious to anyone looking on that physicality isn’t our strength and on Tuesday we came across a team that could play football in the right areas.”
The manager will be without striker Danny Glover who picked up an injury in the midweek game at Stafford, while Ashley Sammons is also struggling due to illness, but Jamie Matthews should be available again after missing out on Tuesday due to illness.
Matlock’s ground is situated just 500 yards from the town centre.
With that in mind, parking at the ground is limited to special match days only with supporters told not to park on Causeway Lane during a Saturday game.
DCJ Group Insurance Arena
£10.00 – Adults
£6.50 – Concessions
£5.00 – Students
£3.00 – Children (10 – 18)
Free – Under 10