Conor has made a real impact with Celts fans since his arrival at The Citadel from Alfreton in the summer, with the defender/midfielder putting in some strong performances, as well as getting on the scoresheet for the first time last Saturday.

Tomorrow is a big game for the 31-year-old as he travels back to Alfreton for the first time – but it’s a game he’s relishing and he’s confident The Celts can come away with a good result.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “I had a successful four years there, they punched above their weight and got to the playoffs last year and only narrowly missed out the year before. It’s a good club and a good set of fans. I have a lot of time for their management team.

“It’s a tough place to go and get a results, as a lot of different teams find, but we are looking forward to the challenge. We know we will have to be at our best but we have played well away from home this season.

“We were unlucky to concede in the last minute on Tuesday against Warrington. We’re well organised away from home and have a good record. We can go into it with confidence and belief.”

Celt favourite: Conor Branson

The Celts face up to 11 National League North games and two cup games in the run up to Christmas, but Conor says the schedule is something to relish.

“As a player I’m excited, I always want to play as much as possible and you get into a rhythm playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday,” he said. “I love it and I’m looking forward to it.

“Obviously from a squad point of view it can bring injuries and suspensions, but we’ve strengthened recently, bringing in five new quality loan signings. It’s an important period for the club but we go into it with confidence.”

Conor Branson and Clayton Donaldson look on against Brackley. Photo: Ivor Hughes

Conor has been impressed with his new side since signing from Alfreton in the summer and feels The Celts should be higher in the league table than they are, pointing to home games against Kings Lynn and Tamworth where we drew and should have won, alongside Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Warrington.

“I’m loving my time at Farsley Celtic. It’s a really good group of players, management and staff. It’s a great little club and I feel I’ve settled in quite well. We’ve had a decent start to the season and now we just need to keep that going.

“It’s a very tight league this year – at one stage on Tuesday we were winning and we were only a point off the playoffs, there’s a lot of teams tightly bunched together.

“There are games we could have won and we maybe didn’t get the rub of the green – we should have beaten Tamworth and were unfortunate to have a penalty awarded against us. We’d have been up there if it wasn’t for that.

“We just need to keep going and keep improving, particularly our home form. Home wins will come, I’m confident in that.”