KENDAL Town will travel to play Clitheroe this weekend on a mission for much needed points in their fight to avoid relegation.

Saturday’s game will see the Mintcakes travel to face Clitheroe.

However, following the previous weekend’s game with Warrington Rylands postponed due to the weather, Kendal is hoping to hit the ground running as they look to build for next season.

Relegation is a looming concern for the Mintcakes as they remain sixteen points adrift of the relegation playoff position, while Kendal are 18 points behind safety where Colne currently occupy 17th placed.

Kendal Town interim manager David Woodruff remains active as he looks to bring in more players to strengthen a team who are currently six games without a win.

Their overall statistics are just as concerning for the club as they have the worst goals against record in the league conceding 75 while they are the second lowest scorers in the division with 25.

The recent resigning of Eric Yahaya as well as the impressive acquisition of Mason Cross should bolster their attacking options, while Shaun Sithole who recently joined the club adds further threat to the team.

Shaun who plays in midfield is an exciting signing for the club as are the recent acquisitions of Kris Smith and Plamedi Kinkela.

Kendal had also signed Charles Egan who was beginning to make an impression however he is due to serve a one match ban after being sent off in the team’s last game at Kidgsrove Athletic.

This Saturday’s game is an opportunity against a talented but inconsistent Clitheroe side who are sixth in the table and eight points behind the final play off place.

Clitheroe have picked up just five points out of the last six games and were recently held to a 1-1 draw against bottom of the table Market Drayton Town and were also defeated 3-0 by Ramsbottom United.

Kendal’s team this weekend will look completely different to the one in which played Clitheroe at Parkside Road earlier in the season, in a game the Mintcakes agonisingly lost 2-1 where only two of Chris Humphries players remain.

During that game, Kendal was 1-0 up at half time after the now departed Yvez Zama scored.

However, second half goals by Billy Priestley and Zack Clarke edged the visitors to victory in a tight contest.

Clitheroe’s main threat is likely to come from the pace of Clarke while former Kendal Town and much travelled striker Sefton Gonzales will be a threat up front.

Kendal’s rained off game against Warrington Rylands has been rearranged for Saturday 5 March, before the Mintcakes are home again on March 12 when they welcome Mossley to The Mortgages by McAteer Stadium.