Farsley Celtic entertain league leaders Scunthorpe United on Saturday, determined to make up for a 2-0 defeat against the same side on Boxing Day.

And skipper Chris Atkinson, who could make his 300th appearance for the club if selected, is looking forward to the clash.

“[Boxing Day at their place was always going to be] a tough game going away from home to the league leaders, but I thought we handled our-selves very well,” Chris said.

“We kept them to very few chances in the first half, kept our shape and defended well. We were un-lucky not to nick a goal ourselves, hitting the post and having a goal ruled out for offside. In the second half we conceded a goal early which gave us a mountain to climb really, but the boys kept plugging away and working hard for each other. It just wasn’t to be on the day.

“Saturday’s game will be another tough one against the league leaders. But I think we can cause them a lot of problems on our pitch and our home form has really picked up of late. 

“Teams don’t like coming to The Citadel, especially at this time of year when the pitch isn’t at its best. 

“The boys can’t wait to get out there for the final home game of 2023. Let’s hope we can get the three points to go with it!”

  • Read Chris Atkinson’s column in Saturday’s matchday programme, priced £3 in the ground.
  • Saturday’s game at The Citadel kicks off at 3pm. The game is strictly all ticket and tickets can be bought in advance here.