WINSFORD United boss Joe Gibiliru is putting on extra training sessions this week after he saw his side lose at home to Glossop North End on Saturday.

The Blues manager was disappointed with the team’s performance at the Barton Arena and is now concentrating on surviving in the Vodkat Premier League, rather than winning promotion.

He said: “It was a poor display on Saturday especially from players that you expect to perform.

“There will be a major inquiry into their fitness this week but I am also unhappy about certain players’ lack of desire to win the game.

“We need to start getting points as soon as possible or else there is a danger we could slip into a relegation fight.

“But we are hoping to get those wins and finish as high up the league as possible.”

In just one of two matches to survive the big freeze on Saturday, the Blues were behind after just two minutes when Nick Allen put North End ahead.

Martin Parker added another on 20 minutes and a 62nd-minute penalty from Dave Young completed the 3-0 verdict.

This Saturday, the Blues visit mid-table Ramsbottom United (3pm) and are likely to be at full strength with Lee Madin and Mark Calland expected to return from injury.

Barnton’s Cheshire League Division One clash at home to Pilkington was postponed on Saturday because the Townfield Lane ground was frozen.

This Saturday sees Mick Duckett’s men travel to sixth-placed Rylands/Crosfields (2.15pm).

Lostock Gralam started the New Year in electric form, putting four past Crewe FC at their Cumberland Arena ground.

The Grey Lambs moved to within a point of seventh-placed Crewe thanks to the 4-1 victory on Saturday.

Man-of-the-match Nadgy Khirat and Steve Astbury scored two each to complete an impressive away display.

Crewe manager Ian O’Reilly paid tribute to the Grey Lambs after the final whistle. He said: “We must give credit to Lostock. They are a much-improved side this season and have now beaten us twice.

“They deserved their win and played the better football on the day.”

This Saturday, Lostock host Grappenhall Sports at Moss Farm (2.15pm).