Frickley Athletic: Rose calls on Blues to ‘seize the moment’ ahead of huge week

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Frickley Athletic manager Karl Rose has called on his men to “seize the moment” ahead of one of their biggest weeks of the season.

The Blues are set for three matches in six days, starting with Stocksbridge Park Steels away in the Evo-Stik Premier Division on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) and ending with a trip back to north Sheffield next Thursday in the semi-final of the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup (kick-off 7.45pm).

In between there is the small matter of a derby clash against Worksop Town in the league at Westfield Lane on Tuesday (7.45pm).

It is all geared up for a blockbuster week for the Blues and one Rose is sure his men will be up for.

“We need to seize the moment, it’s a big, big week for us,” he said.

“We’ve got a game against a Stocksbridge side that has plenty of players who’ve played for us so there will be a bit extra in that.

“We want to finish as high up the table as we can, too, so it’s one we want to win.

“Then we have Worksop which is always a big one for us, we must have played them 20 times this season!

“We’d love to win a cup this season and if we beat Stocksbridge next Thursday we’ll be in the final at Hillsborough so that’s another big one for us.

“We’ll take it one game at a time but I’ll make sure my lads are up for it.”

Rose will need a fully-fit squad to help Frickley through the busy period.

Matty Bloor is the only doubt after suffering a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat to Whitby Town on Easter Monday.

Gavin Allott and Charlie Fisher, who both missed the starting line-up through illness, and Gareth Clayton, who suffered breathing problems, should all be fit to feature against Stocksbridge on Saturday.