JOHN HASELDIN says that Holywell Town’s current plight makes him want to put his boots back on.

The Wellmen currently sit second from bottom in the Cymru Alliance table and seven points adrift of Denbigh Town in 13th, with the two sides set to meet in a crunch clash at Central Park tonight.

And though Haseldin’s playing days may be behind him, he admits the lure of getting off the touchline and onto the pitch is as strong as ever.

He said: “As a player, I’ve been in this kind of situation before where my team’s been struggling and I know how hard it can be to pull clear of danger.

“I love this club and feel like putting my boots on and getting stuck in and getting back involved on the pitch, but it’s probably a bit beyond me now.

“But as a manager I’ve got confidence in the ability of the lads we’ve got here right now and know they’re capable of turning this situation around.

“Possibly we haven’t come away with as many points as we’ve deserved from games recently - certainly that was the case in the Rhyl and Gresford games.

“Both of those performances were good, but all people see is the result after 90 minutes and your position in the table.

“We can’t dwell on the points we’ve dropped. We’re just focused on the seven games we’ve got left now and taking as many points from them as we can.

“The supporters seem to buying into it too.

“We’ve seen bigger home crowds at a lot of our games and their support is massive for us a club.

“We want to reward that loyalty and give them a team and performances they can be proud of again.”

The Wellmen were left frustrated at the weekend after heavy rain left Guilsfield’s pitch saturated, with the game postponed as a result.

The cancellation has attached added significance to tonight’s clash, with Haseldin branding the fixture ‘huge’ for both sides.

“We’re frustrated after the weekend, but in fairness to Guilsfield they had warned us days before that the pitch might not have been playable,” he added.

“It’s just ramped up the tension a little bit more for the Denbigh game and I know our players are desperate to get back out on the pitch again.

“There’s still everything to play for and we’ll keep fighting until it’s mathematically impossible for us to stay up.

“It’s huge for the club and everyone knows the importance of going there to get a result that will claw some points back from a side who are down there with us.

“I watched them (Denbigh) recently and thought they caught Guilsfield on an off-day. That was a big three points for them and eased their situation a bit, and we know they’ll be looking for three more on Tuesday night.

“But hopefully we can impose ourselves on the game and put a bit more pressure on them again.”

Holywell will have striker Steve Lewis and midfielder Aaron Pomeyie (left) available after suspension, but will be without goalkeeper Mike Platt, who has undergone appendix surgery.