RICHIE McLoughlin has urged his Jarrow Roofing side to “take the game” to Celtic Nation ahead of their Northern League Division One clash.
The Roofers make the trip over to Carlisle to take on a Nation side who have failed to win in their last nine matches in all competitions and are perilously close to falling through the relegation trap door. However, McLoughlin is calling for “no mercy” from his side as they look to build on last week’s 4-0 win over Penrith.
“They are going through some difficult times at the minute and are second bottom in the league, but I want to take maximum points from our final two matches to end this season on a high note,” he said. “We cannot go easy on them just because of the difficulties they are facing.
“I want the team to go out there and take the game to them from the very first minute and create chance after chance just like they did against Penrith. We have quality in every area of the pitch and we need to go out there on Saturday and prove we are the better side.
“They are fighting for their lives down at the bottom, so it will be anything but easy. However, I am confident the goals will flow if we provide service to our strikers.”
The Gillford Park club have suffered an alarming drop down the division, as off-the-field worries begin to take their toll.
They sit 21st in the standings – 13 points behind West Allotment Celtic with just six games to go – and have shipped 30 goals in their last six outings.
They look one of the favourites for the drop this term and McLoughlin admits he is “unsure” what to expect come 3pm.
“They fought to a 1-1 draw at our place a few months ago, but a lot of things have happened on and off the field since then for them,” he added.
“I’m not sure what changes they’ve made, but the main priority for me is that we leave with three points.”
Danny Carson and Jamie Marshall are set to return to the squad after the duo missed Saturday’s clash against Penrith, and will provide much needed options in McLoughlin’s threadbare side.