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MATCH PREVIEW: Hebburn Town v Bishop Auckland

Hebburn Town manager Kevin Bolam has said that tomorrow’s game against Bishop Auckland is “huge”.

The Hornets come into the game without a win in their last five league games and have lost four league games in a row.

Bolam’s side sit third in the Northern League Division 1, and a win could see them move up to second tomorrow should Shildon fail to get three points against North Shields.

Bishop Auckland on the other hand sit in eighth position and are unbeaten in their last three league games. Last time out they drew 4-4 to Whitley Bay.

Tomorrow will also see former Hebburn fans’ favourite James Fairley return to his former club.

Ahead of the game, Bolam said: “It’s huge. It’s one that you want your players to get out there as soon as they possibly can and look to turn this horrendous form around as quick as they can and get three points on the board and get settled in the league again because like I had said, at this minute in time that’s not good enough for me, that’s not good enough for Mick, that’s not good enough for the club and I’ll take full responsibility of the situation at this minute in time.

“But anyone who thinks I’ll not be working hard to put it right doesn’t know myself. I’m determined to get it right, I realise it’ll be on a timescale and if defeats keep coming you’ve got to look at the obvious.”

The game kicks off at 3pm tomorrow at the Energy Check Sports Ground, with admission £6 for adults, £4 for concessions and £1 for U16s.