Glossop are back on the road as they face Trafford FC at Shawe View this Saturday.
Trafford are currently on a four-game unbeaten run, having won three out of those four fixtures. The sole draw came at home to Clitheroe, a game that finished 1-1. Last time out they beat Droylsden 2-1 away from home.
They currently sit 9th on 53 points, five points off Leek Town who occupy the last play-off place. Trafford have played at least a game extra than their fellow playoff contenders, having played two more than Colne who sit 7th.
One thing that may go against Saturday's opponents in the playoff race is their goal difference, they currently have a +7 goal difference, the lowest out of the top 11 sides in the division.
Trafford have a better record away from Shawe View rather than at home. They have won 15 games this season although 10 of those wins have come away from home.
At home, they have won five, lost six and drawn the remaining five.
They are currently managed by Tom Baker, who will be approaching his fourth year at the club next month. The former midfielder has plenty of experience playing in the Evo-Stik leagues and even though this is his first managerial job, he has done very well, the club finished 6th last season losing to Prescot Cables in the playoffs.
Glossop had a game midweek at home to Chasetown, after dominating for large periods of the game they were unfortunate to fall to a 2-1 defeat. Mason Duffy scored Glossop's only goal.
Before that, a 2-0 defeat away at Clitheroe brought a three-game unbeaten streak to an end.
Tuesday's result meant Glossop were not mathematically safe. Glossop are currently 18th, six points ahead of Kendal Town and just two behind Clitheroe, who we have a game in hand over.
Similar to Trafford, over the course of the season, Glossop have faired better away from home. The Hillmen have won four games away from home whilst only winning once at Surrey Street this season.
Stockport loanee Szymon Czubik started Tuesday's game and could retain his place this Saturday, fellow new signings George Danaher and Markell Foulds could also make their debuts.
Your support is crucial so please come and support the lads as we look to improve on Tuesday's result.
Trafford play at Shawe View, Pennybridge Lane Flixton, Manchester, M41 5DL.