Foot ready for Warrington test

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Scarborough Athletic travel to Warrington Town on Tuesday night with joint-manager Paul Foot full of optimism heading into the game.

Boro have three games remaining in the Evo-Stik North and they must win all three to stand a chance of reaching the play-offs.

Saturday’s win at Northwich leaves them six points short of those vital play-off places.

Foot said: “This isn’t a nothing game, we’ll give it 110 per cent, we’re going out to win it. We must win each game and we’ll battle for the play-offs until it’s mathematically impossible to reach them.

“We want to end the season on a high and put our mark on it, In the final few games we want plenty of goals and clean-sheets, it’s massively important for the fans we make sure that is the case.”

When asked if his side were looking for revenge following the corresponding fixture in which Warrington won 4-2 at Queensgate, Foot said: “We don’t need to respond to that defeat as the lads already have the following week.”

“We’ve got a response week in, week out from the players and we’ve put that result well behind us.”

Foot and fellow joint-manager Bryan Hughes have helped turn Athletic’s season around since the departure of Rudy Funk, and Foot believes this campaign can be seen as a big step forward for the club.

He said: “Considering the bad results at the start of the season and the fact everyone began to write us off I’d say it has been a successful season. Me and Bryan are getting our philosophy across and the players have bought into it, the never-say-die attitude that runs through the club is helping us attract new players for next season already.”

Boro face a tough test at Warrington, but Foot insists the travelling fans won’t leave the game disappointed.

“We’re going for it, we’ve got too. The fantastic travelling fans can expect the lads to give it their all and hopefully we’ll come away with the win,” he added.

The club have a few injury worries ahead of the game, with Dean Lisles (knee), Kieran McCaffrey (toe) and James Bennett (hamstring) looking at a long period on the sidelines, possibly missing the remainder of the season.