RELEGATION-THREATENED Gainsborough Trinity have lost nine of their last 11 games, but still remain dangerous at home.

The Lincolnshire outfit go into tomorrow’s match five points adrift of safety due to their miserable run of results since the start of February.

But Gainsborough’s only two victories in that time have come against play-off hopefuls Spennymoor (4-1) and Kidderminster (1-0) at their Northolme base, where eighth-placed Chorley have also been seen off 1-0 in 2018.

Indeed, only six sides in National League North have won more times in front of their own fans this season with a tally of nine victories matching the tally of this weekend’s visitors and bettering the likes of promotion contenders Chorley and Spennymoor.

Trinity’s away form, though, is shocking with a run of 11 straight league defeats on the road, which has also incredibly seen the visitors fail to score in any of those matches – a sequence that stretches back to a 2-2 draw at Southport on October 21.

The Good Friday victory over Spennymoor is the only match, meanwhile, in the last five that Gainsborough have scored in.

Ex-Harrogate Town striker Ashley Worsfold is the 11-goal top scorer this term, but has only netted once in the league since New Year’s Day, while skipper Nathan Jarman is the only other player in double figures for 2017/18.

Former Port Vale boss Lee Sinnott took over the managerial reigns in February following Dave Frecklington’s sacking and, with just four games left, time is running out to bridge the gap to fourth-bottom Tamworth, even though his team have the advantage of a game in hand on the Staffordshire strugglers.

The hosts will continue to be without long-term injury absentees Chris Salt and Jonathan Williams for the visit of the Minstermen.

Former City midfielder Simon Russell, now 33, might need to settle for a place on the bench too, having been a substitute during Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat at Curzon Ashton.