PREVIEW: Droylsden (H)

It will be all eyes on the weather ahead of the Greater Manchester derby between the Rams and Droylsden. Since the game at Colne on Tuesday was called off, it has barely stopped raining, leading to floods in many areas, and should the rain continue then a Saturday morning inspection may well put the game in doubt.

However, should the weather gods decide to smile down on us, the Rams welcome their neighbours in an attempt to keep the five game unbeaten run going.

Eleven points out of fifteen have seen Chris Willcock’s side move into the play-off spots with 27 points from 15 games.

The Bloods arrive at the HWRS in thirteenth spot in the league table having gained 20 points from their 16 outings.

Whereas the Rams have lost just once at home in the league this season, the visitors have an away record of just two wins from their eight contests, four of which have been lost.

However, football rarely follows a logical pattern, and Dave Pace is a wily old manager who can always be relied upon to have his team fired up, and for the Rams to be victorious, they will need to keep their wits about them.

Another welcome three points however will enhance the position within the play-offs, and with the league table being as tight as it is, a victory could propel the side up to second behind current leaders Workington.

But first of all, a glance upwards in the hope that the rain clouds finally move over.