Retford United sit 21st in Toolstation NCEL Division One, five points adrift of safety and having played three games more than twentieth-placed Worsborough Bridge Athletic. Today’s visitors to Cannon Park, Hallam, by contrast, are right in the thick of the Play-Off battle, eighth but with games in hand on those above them. It’s set up to be a terrific battle at the Jones and Co. Stadium-and Badgers Coach Mark Higginbottom wants the Retford faithful to get behind his players this afternoon, writes Colin Muncie.
Mark told the Bootiful Game “We are looking forward to a tough test against an in-form Hallam side. They are up there challenging for the playoffs and we are at the bottom slugging it out, so they will fancy their chances- but, as you’ll know, you can never be too sure in this Division. It’s been quite a frustrating time over the last few weeks as it will have been for most sides because of the weather but this one should be a good game for the fans.”
“Hopefully it will be our fans cheering the loudest at the end of the day.”