Rose: Frickley won’t underestimate Worksop Town in search of Tigers treble

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BOSS Karl Rose insists his Frickley Athletic side will not underestimate a Worksop Town team the Blues have already defeated twice this season when the Tigers visit Westfield Lane tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

The South Elmsall side will look to secure a hat-trick of wins over their old foes after victories in the FA Cup and Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup already this term.

Frickley were comprehensive in both victories, winning the FA Cup clash 2-0 at Babbage Way and taming the Tigers with a 6-2 home thrashing in the Senior Cup earlier this month.

Rose will hope to see his men extend their unbeaten home run to eight matches but says the first league meeting between the sides this season will play out differently to the cup meetings.

“Every game is different, especially at this level,” he said.

“We’ve enjoyed two wins over them this season but Worksop are a good side and we won’t underestimate them.

“We do know that if we focus on our own game and perform for the full 90 minutes then we can beat any team in this division on out day.”

The game has been moved to a Friday night with the hope it will attract a bumper crowd to Westfield Lane.

Blues fans have certainly had a happy time on home soil recently and Rose says it is important his men continue to impress at home.

“We want to keep that run going,” he said.

“We’re proud of that run and we’ve put a lot of hard work in to it.

“It’s especially important because of the poor results we’ve been getting on the road recently.”

Frickley will be boosted by the return of defender Matty Bloor to the starting eleven following a one-match ban and he could come in for Indy Aujla, who has returned to the club and featured in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Grantham Town.

Rose also ran the rule over “a couple” of trialists in training this week.

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