Tigers lie in wait for out-of-form Bucks

Worksop Town v Buxton, pictured is Tom Denton (w130504-5b)
Worksop Town v Buxton, pictured is Tom Denton (w130504-5b)

Buxton boss Martin McIntosh is under no illusions as to the size of the task ahead this weekend, when his team visits bogey side Worksop Town.

Having lost their last five games in all competitions, a trip to a club that has scored 110 goals this season is hardly the ideal tonic for McIntosh and his side.

To make matters worse, Worksop have won the previous seven encounters between the two clubs. The last time Buxton tasted success against the Tigers was March 2010.

Worksop have bagged 86 goals in the league alone this season, with strike duo Leon Mettam and Tom Denton contributing 48 between them.

Ahead of the trip to his former employers, McIntosh told the Advertiser: “Worksop have had a very good season so far and we will be massive underdogs going there.

“They have an abundance of players to call on and they’ve scored lots and lots of goals.

“We’re a little bit short on numbers and we know that it is going to be a really tough game on Saturday.”

The Buxton chief is hoping his side can get back to winning ways after seeing a series of postponements in recent weeks.

Last Saturday’s scheduled visit of Stamford was called off on Saturday morning due to a waterlogged pitch.

The game has been re-arranged for Wednesday February 26.

This will now replace the re-arranged clash with Matlock Town. The visit of Mark Atkins’ side will now take place on Wednesday April 9.

In terms of team news, McIntosh confirmed that Spencer Harris is still out with the ankle injury he sustained recently, whilst player-assistant Tim Ryan is also struggling with a hamstring strain.

The defence is already stretched after the departure earlier this week of long-serving right-back Grant Black.