‘As long as the goals go in when it matters, that’s okay,’ says Atkins

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Matlock Town boss Mark Atkins admitted he was concerned by his side’s goal threat.

Last season’s top scorer Lewis McMahon is banned for the opening four matches of the season and summer signing Danny Holland is not yet firing on all cylinders.

But Atkins is hopeful it’ll be all right in the night.

He said: “Not scoring that many is a little worry but some people come to life when things get under way properly, so as long as the goals go in when it matters, that’s alright by me.”

Matlock’s scheduled home game with Blyth Spartans on Saturday, August 31 has been switched to Blyth’s Croft Park due to cricket taking place at Causeway Lane that day.

In a reversal of the fixtures, Blyth will come to the Reynolds Stadium on Saturday, November 16.

Matlock Town have cut admission prices for tonight’s final home pre season friendly against Leicester City under 21s.

Adult admission is reduced by £1.50 from £9 to £7.50 while the charge for concessions is just £4 and children under 12 is £2.

Gladiators chairman Tom Wright urged the town to come along to the game.

He said: “We’d like to see locals come down and enjoy what should be a great night of football and reduced admission prices we hope will be an incentive for people to support us.”

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