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Holmes & Vigars want their players to stand up & be counted as they start to look ahead to next season!

Glasshoughton Welfare welcome Nathan Collins’ Skegness Town to the TJ Travel Arena on Saturday, as with just four points separating both sides, and league defeats last time out, they both will be desperate for a positive result.

Joint Glasshoughton Manager, Darren Holmes, though knows it won’t be an easy task. “After last Saturday we will be looking to bounce back and again I hope the players that didn’t perform to the standards we have set will be looking to prove they can perform at this level on a regular basis.”

“We are at that stage of the season when we only have FA cup places to play for next season, respectability and pride in our shirt. Over the next 12 or so games we will definitely be looking at next season and any players not showing ambition and desire to do well and work hard for the club will fall by the wayside for sure.”

“We need 11 captains on the pitch every week and its been lacking some weeks. Very difficult to motivate players with the playoff’s gone. It was huge for us last season and without a significant budget it’s difficult to keep players focused week in week out.”

“Skegness are fighting for survival so it’s going to be a very tough game. There isn’t that many points between us so it’s very important we start and pick up points or we will be looking over our shoulder ourselves. Big games need big players let’s see who comes up to the task come Saturday!”

Joint Manager, Lee Vigars, echoed his comments. “This Saturday can’t come quick enough for me so we can try and put right many wrongs from last weekend. It wasn’t so much the performance that bothered me, because due to a poor playing surface and the windy conditions it was never going to be a footballing classic but the way a number of our lads just rolled over and didn’t show any fight whatsoever when Hallam stepped up their game really disappointed me and showed a few of our lads’ true colours in all honesty – something which I have spoken to Daz and Rich about in length this week.”

“Hallam outworked us, outfought us and thoroughly deserved their win, but there’s no way any side should come to our place and do that. Teams should look at the fixture list and dread coming to Castleford, knowing they’re in for a tough physical battle for the full 90 minutes. Last year and the year before that is what they got but just recently we’ve gone a bit soft and that needs to change quickly.”

“Looking ahead we want lads who are proud to play for Glassy and who will leave everything out there week in week out. Anybody not willing to do that can simply move on. We’ve had a number of passengers in recent weeks who are literally at the last chance saloon this Saturday so things could quite easily change between now and April. With the play offs removed the last 2 months of this season could be about looking at other options especially if certain players continue to underperform. Let’s hope they can put things right this weekend and gain the confidence of the management team again along with our supporters who also know they can perform better.”

“Skegness Town are completely unknown to us but like every other side in this division will come here and fight for the points. They are fighting to stay in the division and have also brought some quality players in recently from Grimsby which has had a positive effect on their performances and results. We’ll be making changes on Saturday without a shadow of a doubt and will make it crystal clear what we expect from the entire squad.”

Whilst over the white line, Collins says his lads are raring to go. “Glasshoughton is always a tough place to get a result but the way the lads played last weekend and midweek should have given everyone at the club confidence that we can compete with anyone in this league.”

“We had 8 or 9 players missing against Selby on Tuesday night, but the lads who came in did fantastic so we have some tough decisions to make on Saturday.”

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