BARNOLDSWICK Town boss Stewart Airdrie would like to see play-offs introduced in the North West Counties League Premier Division.

Only one side from the 22 team division is promoted to the Evo-Stik First Division, leaving most of the league with nothing to play for over the closing months of the campaign.

Barlick sit 10th in the league having played 26 of their 42 games, but they are 25 points behind leaders Runcorn Linnets and 17 ahead of AFC Blackpool, who occupy the last of the three relegation places.

Airdrie's side have five games in hand on Maine Road, the team directly above them, but he admitted to frustration that they had only pride to play for with over a third of the season still to play.

"I think it would be a much better league if it had play-offs as it is annoying we don't have anything to compete for but we do of course have to treat every game with the respect it deserves."

Barlick are four games without a win after a 1-1 draw at home to Congleton Town last weekend.

Airdrie said that he wasn't too disappointed with the result but insisted it was high time for Barlick to get back to winning ways, and called for more composure in front of goal when they host fifth-placed West Didsbury and Chorlton tomorrow.

"I think it was a fair result in the end against Congleton, we were the better team in the first half but then Congleton really had a go and the goal was lucky for them," said the Barlick boss.

"I think both teams would have an argument for saying they could have won and it's something to build on so we have just got to regather and focus on Saturday now.

"West Didsbury and Chorlton are on a great run especially as they are new to this league and there are no easy games in this league.

"It doesn't matter how long you've been in it or what kind of form you've been having each game is difficult but we need to get back to winning ways because we've had a couple of draws recently.

"We're obviously good defensively but we're just missing that clinical edge to get a couple more goals."

Elsewhere in the Premier Division title chasing Colne will look to bounce back from a defeat to Atherton Collieries on Monday when they travel to Runcorn Town, who sit seventh.

Steve Cunningham's side lost crucial ground in the title race when they were beaten 3-0 at Alder Street on Monday, leaving them two points behind the Collieries and eight behind Runcorn Linnets, although the Reds have a game in hand and three games in hand respectively on those two teams above them.

AFC Darwen will look to ease their relegation fears when they host sixth placed Bootle, while Nelson are at home to Cammell Laird and Padiham are on the road at the league leading Linnets.

In the First Division Bacup Borough will look to strengthen their play-off claims as they travel to Northwich Manchester Villa.