IN order for Witton Albion to achieve their goals this season, the talent they have in the dressing room must be matched with work ethic.

That is the message from assistant manager Steve Atkinson as their push for a play-off place enters its final phase.

A good run of results has propelled Witton into the race for promotion from the Northern Premier League West Division, with victories over fellow play-off chasers such as Runcorn Linnets, City of Liverpool, Clitheroe and Widnes since the turn of the year.

However, they suffered a setback last time out having lost to Hanley Town, who are currently fighting at the other end of the table.

With seven games remaining, Jon Macken’s side are two points shy of a play-off spot as they prepare to welcome mid-table Chasetown to the U Lock It Stadium on Saturday for their first home game in a month.

And Atkinson reiterated the importance of taking every game as seriously as possible if they are to avoid another slip-up.

“We can’t turn it on, be bright and creative against teams in and around us but then come to places like Hanley – no disrespect at all to them – and think we can just turn up and play,” he said.

“We know we’ve got the talent in the room, but we’ve got to match that with the right decisions and work ethic.

“On Saturday, those areas weren’t good enough and we got punished.

“We’ve got a massive seven games left, so let’s see where it takes us.

“If anything, this great game we love gives us an opportunity to go again.

“We’ve got to be at it otherwise we’re going to get punished again.”

Opponents Chasetown arrive in Northwich sitting 13th in the table but they do own a victory over Albion this season - they won the reverse fixture 3-2 at the Scholars Ground in December.