Blues sign off pre-season programme with a trip to Buxton

LEEK Town sign off their pre-season friendly programme wih a trip to Buxton this Saturday.

Buxton play at the same higher level as Nantwich Town - BetVictor NPL Premier Division - who Blues beat 2-1 at Harrison Park on Tuesday night.

So it will be another opportunity for the Baker Boys to show that they are well equipped to take the step up to the top flight.

But for the intervention of Covid-19, the Blues would be surely facing Nantwich and Buxton in the NPL Premier Division this season, as champions of the NPL South West Division, before the season was declared null and void by the FA with 28 games already completed.

Blues have retained the vast majority of the squad that took them to those dizzy heights, but club chairman Jon Eeles, pictured, predicts the going will be tougher this year.

He said: "We went on an unbeaten run of 18 games last last year. I can't see that being repeated this year with the signings other teams have made.

"We are aiming for promotion, but whether that is through automatic or play-offs, we just don't know yet. It is the old adage, take one game at a time and see what it is like," he added.

Blues kick off their league campaign at home to Wisbech Town on Saturday, September 19.

But before then they face Sporting Khalsa at Harrison Park in the FA Cup seven days earlier.

Both games will be all-ticket with the attendance limited to 400 because of Covid-19 restrictions.

With Stoke City and Port Vale not able to welcome fans to their games just yet, Blues could face extra demand for tickets. So Blues followers are advised to book early.


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