by Taran Dhamrait
Glossop begin three successive home games as we welcome Leek Town to Surrey Street this Saturday (KO:15:00).
Leek are currently fifth, holding the final remaining play-off spot but need to continue winning if they are to preserve a play-off position with Colne in sixth having a game in hand over Leek.
However Leek’s superior goal difference stands them in good stead for the final four games. They currently have a +40 goal difference, the third highest out of the current top 10 teams.
Leek have shown they can find the back of the net at ease, scoring 73 goals this season whilst only conceding 33.
Leek are unbeaten in their last five games, beating Kendal, Mossley and Market Drayton Town whilst they held Colwyn Bay to a 2-2 draw at home. Most recently they beat Prescot Cables 1-0 at Volair Park.
They have won 9 out of their 16 league away games and will be expecting top scorer Aaron Bott to add to his 13 goals scored this season.
Glossop remain 18th after a 2-0 defeat away at Trafford last weekend. They are now winless in their last three games, suffering further defeats to Chasetown and Clitheroe.
The Hillmen have the second worst home record out of all 20 league teams with only relegation-threatened Skelmersdale United below them. Glossop have won just the one home game, drawing five and losing nine.
A win for Glossop would take them above Clitheroe with Glossop having a game in hand over the Lancashire club.
During last weeks defeat at Trafford, joint managers Pete Band and Lloyd Morrison changed the team at half time with a much improved second half performance there for all to see. George Danaher and Fransesco Frangillo both enjoyed a good second half and will be pushing for starts.
There may well be a place up for grabs as winger Mason Duffy has departed the club to rejoin Mossley after Mossley activated an early recall clause in his contract.
Moussa Samassa, who was sent off vs Chasetown, starts the first of his three game ban this weekend.
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