Westmorland Gazette sports writer Richard Edmondson gives his personal view on the chalenges facing Kendal Town FC

Kendal Town return to action on Saturday as they entertain Droylsden, in what is the only league game for the whole month. 

Due to fixture changes and alterations Kendal are faced with playing just one league game throughout the whole of October, although they are also in FA Trophy action a week on Saturday when they travel to play Worksop Town.

The fixture list is not ideal for the team, which needs a run of games to try to get away from trouble at the foot of the table and with other teams around them likely to be playing Kendal could potentially be left with some work to do come November.

And with the disjointed nature of the fixture list, Kendal could really do with taking some points at the weekend against an opponent the team drew against a few weeks ago.

It has been a struggle within the first few months of the season. Kendal have played with lots of effort. However, mistakes continue to cost the team, which has only picked up five points from the opening games.

Kendal did at least win a game when they defeated Pickering Town a few weeks ago and it goes without saying they could do with picking up some more wins over the coming months.

Defensive mistakes and missed opportunities continue to haunt a relatively young team. Some games have been encouraging despite the defeats, while others have been grim, most notably the midweek game against Trafford.

On the positive aspect the league table is so competitive Kendal, who are 19th, are just six points off 11th place.

Kendal have bolstered their squad by the re signing of Aaron Fleming, Emil Jaaskelainen's loan has been extended until January. The striker is the son of former Bolton and West Ham 'keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Off the pitch the club could do with some more support to the players, who give their all.