Whitworth heading into the unknown

Whitworth joint-manager Steve Sargent
Whitworth joint-manager Steve Sargent

Steve Sargent thinks that Whitworth’s trip to Northampton Spencer this weekend is a tricky one to assess.

The UCL Division One clash at Kingsthorpe Mill sees a steadily improving visiting side come up against one who are making a decent fist of their first season in the second tier after dropping down from the top flight in the summer.

And while the Flourmen’s joint-manager Sargent expects a tough 90 minutes, he isn’t sure what to expect footballing-wise from their hosts.

He said: “They’re a bit up and down and are an unknown commodity to us.

“I know that they’re a hard-working side who will push us all the way but that’s about it.”

Prior to Christmas, Sargent admiited that he wasn’t sure where his side’s next win was coming from as they endured a run where they picked up just four points from a possible 27 but there has been a slight change in fortunes since the turn of the year.

He added: “There’s been a bit more passion and we’ve been more positive which has helped.

“I’m not saying that all our problems have gone but we’re going in the right direction and we’re looking at this weekend as an opportunity to pick up three more points.

“If we get a game I want to see an organised performance that we can take into the rest of the season.”

The only game in the Premier Division to survive the weather - as of Friday morning - sees S&L Corby travel to Newport Pagnell.