NIALL MCGUINNESS has told his Flint Town United players to ‘make it count’ in their final two games of the season.

Third-placed Flint can still clinch a runners-up spot this term with victories in their remaining two fixtures.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash at Bangor City, Silkmen boss McGuinness has challenged his side to end a ‘positive’ campaign on a high.

He said: “It’s still very much in our hands going into the last couple of weeks and we’re not relying in anyone else in terms of results.

“Finishing second would be a solid step forward for us and one that we can hopefully build on in the future by making these final games count.

“We’ve worked hard to improve in all areas this season. I think we’ve done that and added a bit more consistency to our game in terms of results and performances.

“I think the club as a whole is in a very good place at the moment, not just in terms of our squad and league position, but also the fact we’ve got our Tier One Licence again for next season.”

Bangor head into the clash on a three-game winless run, with Gary Taylor Fletcher’s side sat fifth in the table.

Financial turmoil and the loss of key players has forced the Citizens to rely on youth players in the second half of the campaign, but McGuinness insists they cannot be underestimated.

“There have been problems at Bangor this season, but they’re still a good side,” he added.

“A lot’s been made of the fact they’re fielding a lot of younger players, but we’re in a similar position ourselves with nine of our 18-man squad being under the age of 19.

"We’ve put a lot of faith in them this season and they’ve done really well for us.”

Flint keeper Aaron Jones should return for the clash, while Andy Brown is a doubt.