Bedlington Terriers look to get back in action against West Allotment

Bedlington Terriers manager Andy Ferrell.
Bedlington Terriers manager Andy Ferrell.

Having not played a single league game in 2016, Bedlington Terriers will be looking to get back into action against West Allotment Celtic at Whitley Park on Saturday.

Terriers currently occupy the second spot in the relegation zone, but a string of results before the bad weather saw them close the gap between themselves and Durham City in 15th to six points.

A 3-1 defeat to Whitley Bay in poor conditions followed wins against Durham City and Jarrow Roofing, and manager Andy Ferrell is eager to get his side back playing.

“It is very frustrating not playing, we have played two games since the beginning of December and that isn’t ideal when you put a couple of results together,” he said.

“We now won’t be playing until next Saturday after both the Shildon and West Auckland games were called off, but our focus is now on that game.”

Bedlington know that a win over their rivals at the bottom end of the table would see them ease their relegation worries, but even a defeat would not completely see them drift away.

Ferrell added: “I’m not worried about where we are right now, there is still half of the season left and I am confident that we will be staying in this division.

“There is a group of teams at the bottom in a mini division that will be in and around us this season and our task, which it has been all season, is to beat the teams in and around us.”

Bedlington’s next four games, not including the Shildon and West Auckland Town games that are still to be rearranged, sees the club go up against three top ten sides.

“Anyone can beat anyone in this division, and if I am being honest, we have seen that many times this season,” Ferrell added.