Farsley Celtic will be looking to pick themselves up off the floor following Tuesday’s surprise 4-1 reverse at the hands of Rushall Olympic.

“We are looking to bounce back after Tuesday,” says gaffer Clayton Donaldson. “It was a bad day at the office. As I said at the time, you can get two or three of those performances a season when people just don’t perform.

“We need to get that result out of our system and move on. We’ve had a good season so far and we want to continue that and finish strongly.”

Clayton said injuries played their part on Tuesday, with four out of the regular back five unavailable for a variety of reasons. “We had most of our back line missing, which is always going to be a challenge but we hope to have at least a couple back tomorrow. It’s difficult when you have several absences due to injury when you have such a small squad and budget.

“We need to bounce back.”

The Celts face a tough trip to playoff chasers Brackley Town tomorrow – but it’s a game the gaffer is looking forward to.

“They’re always in or around the playoffs so we know it’ll be a tough trip, but our away form has been good this season and we’ll go there looking for a result, just as we always do. It’ll be a tight game and I’m expecting us to give a good account of ourselves.”

Team news

Tom Allan returns to the squad following his controversial red card against Chester last month. Late decisions will be made over injured defenders Rudy Misambo and Isaac Assenso.

Darren Stephenson is making good progress after returning to full training last month, but is short of match fitness following an injury sustained at Southport in November.

There are no new injury concerns following the Rushall Olympic game

How are Brackley faring?

Brackley have been in fine form since the start of the year, but have lost two of their last five games against relegation-threatened Southport and King’s Lynn, winning twice and drawing once. Brackley, who sit in fifth place in National League North, recorded an impressive 1-0 win against in-form Chorley last Saturday.

Last time we played at Brackley

The Celts produced a sensational performance and a 3-0 win in August 2022, with a brace from Jimmy Spencer and one from loanee Kian Scales.  The hosts were reduced to ten men after just five minutes, following Sheperd Murombedzi’s red card for a dangerous challenge on Bobby Johnson.

The result gave the Celts their first win last season. Read the match report here.

Kick-off time

The match kicks off at 3pm.

Ticket news & supporters’ information

All the important supporter information for the clash – including admission prices and parking – can be found here.

Food & drink

  • There are three hot food and drink outlets in the ground.

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