Cook looks to plot win over former club Bridlington

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Pickering Town boss Mitch Cook is hoping his side can maintain their winning form at his old club Bridlington Town on Wednesday evening.

The Pikes romped to a 6-2 win in their NCEL Premier Division match at Armthorpe Welfare on Saturday, with Joe Danby and Josh Greening both hitting two goals.

Both Danby and Greening, as well as Chris Batchelor, Nathan Cook and Robbie Hawkes will also be returning to their former club for tonight’s derby match at Queensgate.

Boss Cook said: “We had a bit of a bad run last month, which included a home 2-1 loss to Brid and I wanted us to react to this and in the Parkgate game, where we won 2-1, and at Armthorpe on Saturday we have done so.

“I want us to end the season on a high and we have made a good start to this with the wins in the last two matches.

“We have been scoring plenty of goals all season but have also been conceding more so that is something we are eager to address.”

Cook is quick to acknowledge that his side faces a challenging match at Bridlington.

“When you go to Queensgate you know you will be in for a tough game, and when you add in the fact I used to manage them, and a lot of my players used to be at Brid and vice versa it should be a good match,” added Cook.

“We have plenty of attacking threat with the likes of Joe Danby, who has got 32 goals in the league and cup this season, and Josh Greening, who is nearly at the 20-goal mark.

Cook added: “What also bodes well for the the club is the way that the lads from the under-19s team have fitted in nicely this season, the likes of Sam Calvert, Lloyd Henderson, Liam Giles and Callum Myers.

“There is such a strong under-19s set-up here at Pickering and they have been very successful season and it is good to see how they make that step up to playing senior football.”