Frickley at home as they look to climb table

Nathan Curtis, who has left Frickley to join Ossett Town.
Nathan Curtis, who has left Frickley to join Ossett Town.

Frickley Athletic will be aiming to climb out of the bottom three when they return to Evo-Stik Premier League action this Saturday.

Despite their win at Rushall Olympic last week, the Blues still find themselves in the relegation zone and are four points above the bottom two, Corby Town and Skelmersdale United, but have played more games than both.

However, positions are tight in the bottom half of the table and a win at home to Nantwich Town this Saturday in a game kicking off at 3pm could move the Blues up to as high as 19th.

Nantwich are eight points above Frickley from five games fewer and will be dangerous opponents as they have won five games on their travels already and remain unbeaten away from home in the league.

The Blues will be without striker Nathan Curtis after he signed for Ossett Town, but they should have Shiraz Khan and Joe Thornton back.

Frickley are also in action next Tuesday in a second round Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup tie away to Stocksbridge Park Steels (kick-off 7.45pm).