ALBION must be adaptable to extend their unbeaten run on away from home this weekend, according to manager Brian Pritchard.

He told the Guardian that a poor playing surface at Ossett Town would test his team as they seek to close the gap to Evo-Stik NPL Division One North leaders Curzon Ashton.

“The pitch is not the best,” he said.

“We’ve played there already this season against Wakefield [sharing with Ossett Town this term] so have an idea of what to expect when we go back there.”

He expects his team to recover quickly from a midweek cup exit at the hands of lower-ranked neighbours Middlewich, which leaves Witton free to focus on the league.

A 2-1 defeat was unexpected even with a much-changed side.

Pritchard said: “There were lads on the pitch on Tuesday that think they should be in the starting line-up more often, but instead they proved me right.

“It’s obvious that minds are elsewhere at the moment, so it’s important we keep going the run we’re on.”

Witton have lost only once in the league in their past 10 matches, leaving them eight points adrift of top spot with a game in hand on Curzon Ashton.