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By Chris Gibbs

It’s a time of change at the club as we announced earlier this week that from next season the first team will be managed by Paul Moore.

You can find out more about Paul through our recent media release announcing his arrival on the club website – for now we must focus on our upcoming games.

This Saturday is our penultimate home league game of the season and it’s another big one as our opponents Mossley make the trip down from Ashton-under-Lyne for the first of our Bank Holiday games, before we then travel to our near neighbours Leek on Easter Monday for another important fixture.

Mossley were right in the play off mix up until mid-February but four successive 2-1 defeats took the wind out their sails. However, seven points from their last three games has reignited their hopes to sneak into the top five, albeit making up the ground will still be quite a long shot for them.

As far as the Leek game is concerned, it’s actually ourselves that have a lot more riding on the game.

Leek’s place in the play-offs is assured and all that remains to be decided for them is their final league position before they go into the end of season finale. Whether they finish second or third, they will have a home game in the play-offs.

In the reverse fixture on Boxing Day, a late Thomas Carr goal earned Leek three points at our place shortly after a Jack van der Laan penalty had seemed like it might earn us a share of the spoils. It would be great to get one back over our Moorlands rivals on Monday.

We’ve had a couple of tough results, but the Easter weekend represents a great opportunity for us to guarantee our safety.

Your support, as always, will be greatly appreciated as we get right behind Robin and the team for the closing stages of the season.

Come on Castle!


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