Tom talks up Tigers chances

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February 8, 2013 by mattstead7

Tom Denton has vowed to fire Worksop Town to the Blue Square Bet Premier as the Tigers chase play-off promotion.

Sitting in fourth in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, Simon Clark’s charges are primed and ready for their shot at the conference’s top division.

For most players, the glory of promotion alone would provide enough motivation for this. However, for Tigers striker Denton, who joined the club on loan from Alfreton last September and impressed enough to secure a permanent deal at Sandy Lane, redemption is firmly on the cards.

“I’m delighted with my time at Worksop so far. Obviously, 15 goals in 19 league games has helped with the settling-in period!

Denton has been in excellent form since joining permanently in late December

Denton has been in excellent form since joining permanently in late December

“I was never really given a chance at Alfreton, but that’s football. I’ve moved on to pastures new now with Worksop.

“My priority is to try and help this club win promotion, and we’re in a great position right now.”

While Worksop are currently sat comfortably in the play-offs, a run of five losses in seven games in all competitions so far this calendar year would plant a seed of doubt within any club.

This isn’t the case for the Tigers however, as in-form striker Denton testifies.

“The lads are still confident of kicking on again with winnable February games coming up. Hopefully we can pull a decent run together.

“It’s a funny league. Despite losing four league games on the spin we’re still occupying one of those coveted play-off spots.

“It just goes to show that a couple of wins will put any club right up there, so we have to be wary of that.”

The winnable run Denton speaks of culminates at the end of February with an away game against mid-table Kendal Town, followed by a visit to Sandy Lane from second-bottom Nantwich Town.

The run begins with a proverbial promotion six-pointer tomorrow however, as the club host third-placed Marine in a challenge for the out-of-form Nottinghamshire club.

“They’re five points above us but we have a game in hand, so we can really put ourselves in an enviable position starting with a win tomorrow.

“It would be good to do the double against them. We beat them 3-2 at their place with me grabbing a hat-trick, so hopefully we’ll see more of the same!

“We will be going for all three points, definitely.”

When asked on whether the perfect scenario would be to secure promotion and score the winner against Alfreton next season, Denton replied: “That’d be good! I have got some great friends at Alfreton though.

“We’ve also got a long way to go for promotion, so we need to make sure we aren’t complacent.

“That’ll start at Marine, so fingers crossed.”

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