OFF the bottom of the Blue Square North on Saturday, Vauxhall Motors need to turn performances into a run if they are to escape the pull of the Unibond League.
They entertained high flying Northwich Victoria last night, after The Pioneer went to press and next up is the long trip to Corby Town on Saturday.
Despite climbing the table, Motors have played more games than most of their relegation rivals but boss Carl Macauley is not concerned about that.
“We can’t worry about things we can’t affect,” said Macauley.
“Other teams might look at the games and think they have a chance but all we can do is win our matches.”
Motors have been boosted by the month-long loan signing of defender Rory Winters from League Two side Morecambe.
The 20-year-old made a stunning debut against Hyde on Saturday and Macauley said: “He has filled the gap left by Gareth Evans, who has gone back to America to try and get a contract.
“If Rory does well this month, we might try to get him until the end of the season.”
Winters has already had a spell on loan with UniBond League Premier Division side Kendal Town this season.
Originally with Oldham Athletic, Winters has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Shrimps, but manager Sammy McIlroy said: “Vauxhall Motors play at a good level and the experience will be good for Rory. He will learn a lot from it.”
And despite Motors’ battles against relegation, Macauley said he was grateful he was at a responsible club with a secure future unlike neighbouring Chester City, who last week were kicked out of the Football Conference.
“Motors is a small club,” he said. “But we live within our means.
“We have never been into administration and we always pay our bills. We spend what we can on players but we cope within our means so as not to put the club at risk.
“I am glad I am at a club with a sensible mentality.”
Vauxhall Motors’ secretary Carole Paisey and her family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support they have received since her husband Brian’s death last week.
In a statement the family said: “The cards, messages and calls not only from people connected with football but past workmates and friends lost but not forgotten, are memories we will cherish forever.”