DARWEN face two difficult fixtures in the Northern Premier League in the space for three days according to their chairman Peter Lamster.

The team entertain Lancaster tomorrow before travelling to Kendal-based Netherfield on Monday.

"I don't think there are any easy games in this league and this weekend will be no exception," he said. "But we will be looking at the games as a chance to get back on track after the rain affected result last week against Leyland.

"We have lost ground on those teams whose games weren't rain affected last week. Morecambe won last weekend and they may well be our main rivals this season."

The chairman added: "It is tough playing two long games in the space of three days, especially with the longest away trip of the season to Netherfield. They are a side who will be up there at the end of the season, they a very good side and have been for some time."

Darwen will make just one change to the side that drew last weekend at Leyland, with Gareth Cordingley returning.