With no game last week we saw Preston go above us in the league and yesterday we dropped to third with Walsall securing a point in a 3-3 draw with Carlisle to go above us on goal difference. That result was, without doubt, a good one for us.
It leaves Preston on top with 47 points, followed by Walsall and us on 45 points. However, we've got two games in hand on both and so are now the favourites to win the league. It's just a matter of continuing the sort of form we've shown for much of the season, form that has seen us win the last 12 league games.
"We've still got a job to do," said Terry Pashley. "It's their efforts and their ability that got us this far (in the FA Youth Cup). They've got nothing to be down about and we won't allow them to be. We're not going to feel sorry for ourselves."
There is no team news as yet although Ben Woodhead, who had to sit out the FA Youth Cup games because of his age, returning in goal. Alex Mullin is ruled out with an injury picked up in training and Jamie Frost, from the under-15 team, has been drafted into the squad.
Terry Pashley will select from: Ben Woodhead, Aryn Williams, Alex Coleman, Jack Errington, Luke Conlan, Luke Gallagher, Steven Hewitt, Archie Love, Adam Evans, Cameron Howieson, Shay McCartan, Jason Gilchrist, Josh Cook, Callum Jakovlevs, Charlie Holt, Luke Daly, Jamie Frost, Lewis Nuttall.
Kick off tomorrow is 11:00 a.m. at Gawthorpe.