NORTH WALES CRUSADERS chief executive Andy Moulsdale has called on supporters to get Queensway Stadium rocking as the Wrexham club continue their hunt for the League One play-offs this weekend.

Despite defeat at Oldham last time out, a three-match winning run before that has put Crusaders in a good position to fight for a play-off spot.

And the hosts will be hoping to add to their points tally when they tackle fifth-placed Doncasteron Sunday.

Moulsdale said: “It’s a big game as we chase a play-off spot.

“We’ve been playing well lately and it’d be great to see fans new and old down at Queensway to get behind the lads.

“There was great atmosphere at the last home game against Workington and it definitely made a difference.

“If we get a positive result against Doncaster, it’ll put us in a really strong position to kick on for the rest of the season.

“The lads have done well to get themselves in this position and we’re now getting the results that our performances across the season have warranted.

“We didn’t get some of the results we wanted at the start of the season but, as a club, we stuck together and it’s all starting to take shape now.”

Head coach Anthony Murray admitted that injuries and absences had taken a toll on his squad in last weekend’s 46-30 reverse at Oldham.

The visitors, who were without the likes of influential captain and the suspended Kenny Hughes, produced a spirited display at the Vestacre stadium before the hosts’ quality came to the fore in the closing stages.

Murray insists that a play-off spot is still a realistic prospect this term and that his side’s home form will be pivotal to achieving a top-six finish.

Looking ahead to the Doncaster clash, he said: “They’re a side who’ve had a topsy-turvy season and it’s been quite difficult to predict their results at times.

“They’re a team with big aspirations, who are doing everything they can to get promoted this season.

“When you’re able to bring in the likes of Rangy Chase and players of his calibre, you know that there’s real quality there.

“We won by two points at their place in April in a really tight game. There was a setback for us last week, but now it’s all about how we respond and getting that momentum back.

“We’ll have bodies back available this weekend and hopefully we’ll be in good shape for this one.”

Murray also hailed the progress made by loose forward Callum Hazzard, who has returned to parent club St Helens.

The Super League leaders recalled the 20-year-old, who had spent six months on loan at the Cru as part of a dual-registration agreement.

Murray added: “It’s great that Callum will have the chance to try to force his way into the Saints first team, who are flying right now.

“He’s earned that right by showing his commitment and workrate in his time here with us.

“We wish him all the best and the door is always open here if he’s able to return to us in future”

Play-off rivals Workington Town host Keighley Cougars in Sunday’s only other League One fixture.