Confident Blues target Hednesford Town scalp

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BLUES boss Peter Rinkcavage says there's no reason why his men can't beat high-flying Hednesford Town after proving their quality at FC United of Manchester last time out.

Frickley welcome fourth-placed Town to the Tech5 Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Rinkcavage is well aware of their qualities but says his side shouldn't hold any fear after producing a superb performance at Gigg Lane last time out.

"Hednesford are a good team, they've been in the top four all season," he said.

"But we go into it with confidence. We're unbeaten in six matches and we showed on Saturday that we can compete with the best in the division.

"I think when they're on their day, at home, FC United are the best in the division so we can go into this weekend's game looking to get something from it."

After struggling through December and the festive period, a big upturn in performances has helped the South Elmsall side move eight points clear of the Premier Division relegation places.

And Rinkcavage is hoping that confident form can continue for the remainder of the campaign.

"We're growing as a team," insisted Rinkcavage.

"We were playing quite well but not picking up points before but now we're getting some rewards.

"We're scoring goals and we aren't giving away as many sloppy goals at the back.

"The lads are more confident now. We're not just getting results against sides struggling in the table, we're getting results against the better sides in the division.

"Hopefully that can continue but we've got more tough games in the shape of Hendesford and then Chester coming up so it's not going to be easy for us."

The Blues will still be without influential defender Lincoln Adams for Saturday's game as he serves his third and final game in the stands through suspension, while Grant Darley is out through injury.

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