SELBY Town manager Christian Fox has promised that his side will continue playing to win and entertain.

His side currently occupy sixth spot in the Northern Counties East League division one, but have the second-best goalscoring record in the league, after second-placed Yorkshire Amateurs, averaging almost three goals per game.

Explaining his side’s 37 strikes from 13 fixtures, Fox said: “We will get at teams and try and score. We don’t want to defend and play on the counter, looking for breakaway goals.

“Maybe we will against teams from higher leagues in cups, but not in our division, where we feel comfortable.

“We don’t want to go anywhere looking for just a point. I don’t understand that philosophy, myself.

“We want to be exciting to watch to get the fans down.”

The former York City midfielder seems to be relishing his time at the helm of the club. Coming into the role in May, he did not waste much time in putting his stamp on the team.

He said: “I’m enjoying it – it’s totally different to playing. I did get some experience as manager at Poppleton beforehand, so it’s not completely new to me.

“In the summer, we went on a big recruitment drive because we wanted to get the team playing our style of football.

“It took a little while to find our feet – we drew some matches at the start of the season that we perhaps should have won, but that’s football.”

The Flaxley Road outfit are away at Grimsby Borough tomorrow in the league, after having dispatched Dronfield Town 4-1 last week.

Grimsby are three places and five points higher up the table than the Robins, who have a game in hand over the weekend’s hosts, who Fox anticipates will provide a test.

He said: “They’ll work hard, and they’ve got a decent lad up front.

“They’re at home, so they’ll definitely be wanting a win.”

Selby will be without Ryan Gothard and Brad Freer for the trip, but are undecided who will come in for them as yet.

Fox said: “We’ve got lads wanting to get in the side, looking to cement their place.

“They’re a good set of lads who work hard for each other.”

Division one runaway leaders Knaresborough Town host 18th-placed Dronfield tomorrow, following their midweek 4-1 loss at Evo-Stik premier’s Farsley Celtic in the West Riding County Cup.

In the Northern Counties East League premier division, leaders Pickering Town visit 14th-placed Thackley, fresh from last week’s 6-2 win at Athersley Recreation that heralded Ryan Blott’s promotion to player-coach.

Thackley are without a win in four games, including an 8-0 home loss to Pontefract Collieries.

At the other end of the table, Harrogate Railway Athletic travel to 17th-placed Penistone Church, looking to end the run of four defeats in league and cup that have seen them ship 16 goals.

Tadcaster Albion visit Colwyn Bay in the Evo-Stik north in what could be a six-pointer.

The sides sit in eighth and ninth, respectively, level on points, Albion having won one game more.

Both teams’ last games also both ended in defeat in the FA Trophy preliminary round, the Brewers losing 2-0 at home to Glossop and Colwyn going down 3-0 at Ramsbottom United.

National League north leaders Harrogate Town welcome Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.

They left it until late to get the winner against Curzon Ashton at the weekend, Mitch Curry netting the winner in the 87th minute.

Gainsborough are second-bottom, winning their first league game for over a month at the weekend, 2-1 at Tamworth.