KENDAL now have sufficient striking talent to go on and win the league, says Town manager Tony Hesketh, but success brings its own pitfalls with Football League clubs eyeing two players with interest.

Keeper James Salisbury, who is looking more and more confident each game, is being watched by League 1 outfit Oldham while left-winger Ged Smith has attracted the attention of Shrewsbury from League 2.

"They might well go on to greater things and if we can send them there so be it," said Hesketh. "Although they are 21 and 22 respectively clubs will take on board lads of their age and they are certainly good enough.

"We gave five of the regulars a rest against Fleetwood including strikers Lee Ashcroft and David Foster, but Chris Ward and Kenny Mayers showed they were 90 minutes fit and that we now have a wealth of striking talent to help us win the league," he said.

"I thought there were some fantastic performance sfrom those who came in and I have also signed Owen Roberts, a defender from Clitheroe.

"He was not eligible to play in the game so David Woodruffe helped me out, although work commitments restrict him these days. He was outstanding at right back. It was a positive display by the whole team and 2-1 flattered Fleetwood.

"Against Woodley on Saturday we did not reach the dizzy heights that we did against Guiseley, but we did just enough to win. Conditions were not good underfoot and it stopped us playing a lot of smooth football.

"Paul Rigby was superb at left back and the back four in general did well, "Our trip to Worcester in the FA Trophy this weekend is our biggest game of the season. I never get too carried away by cup competitions, but they can be money-spinners for the club and that is the best thing about them.

"We believe we can claim a big scalp on Saturday by beating Conference North side Worcester. The players believe they can cause an upset on Saturday, or at the very least bring them back to Parkside for a replay on Tuesday."