Hednesford Town head to champions of the National League North Solihull Moors on Saturday, looking to capitalise on the party mode that the hosts will be under.
Solihull clinched the title on Tuesday evening after North Ferriby United suffered defeat at Stalybridge Celtic.
After the Pitmen suffered the same fate against Worcester City at Keys Park they have been left knowing that not even maximum points in their last three games of the season may be enough to save them from the drop.
The middle of November saw the Pitmen gain a creditable draw against Solihull with the side being unlucky not to gain all three points after Adam Thomas and Sean Williams both struck the woodwork.
Following the departure of manager Frank Sinclair on Thursday evening, coach Kyle Patterson has taken over first team duties until the end of the season and although he said that there is a tough task coming up he admitted that he was looking forward to it. He said:
“We now have three big games coming up, starting on Saturday against Solihull Moors.
“They will obviously be in good spirits after claiming promotion in the week. All I can ask now is for all of our fans to get behind me and the team for the last few matches of the season.
“Marvin Robinson and Dan Crane will be assisting me in these last few weeks and between the three of us we all love this club and know how much it means to the fans.”
Goalkeeper Dan Crane will face a fitness test before the game on a calf injury but midfielder Shelton Payne definitely misses out due a hamstring problem while Jack Truelove should recover in time following an ankle injury. Tom Thorley will also be missing for the rest of the season.
The Pitmen will be wearing their home strip for the game against Solihull which kicks off at the usual time of 3pm.
The Automated Technology Group Stadium, Damson Parkway, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2PP