Skipper Ben Clark insists that Gateshead can only take care of their own business as they seek to keep their hopes of a top-five spot alive.

The Tynesiders welcome mid-table Macclesfield Town to the International Stadium on Good Friday, just three points shy of a Vanarama National League play-off place.gateshead

However, five of the six sides immediately above them have played up to two games less, while the Heed’s goal difference reads considerably worse than that of any of their rivals.

Clark is adamant he and his teammates can only focus on themselves for now, though, and recognises that an important weekend lies ahead.

He said: “We know that every game we have left now is massive for us. At the end of the day, we can only worry about ourselves, and last week’s win keeps it interesting.

“I thought we deserved the three points. We performed well and restricted Welling to few chances.

“From a defender’s point-of-view, a 1-0 win is the best kind of win you can get. As we know, we’ve conceded too many goals this season, but we’ve tightened up of late and that’s very pleasing.

“Four points is an excellent return from two long away trips, and we’ll have had a bit of a break going into Friday.

“We have to be at it from the off against Macclesfield. As we’ve shown this season, we have to be at our best throughout – it really doesn’t matter who we’re up against.

“We respect who we play and we’ll always do our homework – but we have to take care of our own business, first and foremost.”


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