TADCASTER Albion manager Paul Quinn is hopeful that his squad can turn the club's flooded ground struggles into a positive on the field.

Storm Dennis and Ciara left parts of the Ings Lane ground partially underwater and an effort to raise £42,000 has been created by the club.

Tadcaster have rearranged their schedule to face Marine away having been set to host Widnes. The club have not got a home scheduled until March 14.

"It has been difficult, there's no two ways about it," said Quinn.

"We've been a little detached from it because we don't train at the ground, but I've been in constant contact with the chairman and our directors about lending our support where we can.

"But until the water has subsided and we've got an opportunity to assess the pitch, there's not a great deal that we can do.

"There's been some fantastic efforts that have gone on in terms of fundraising and the publicity raised to drum up support has been great.

"The club have gone about it the right way in terms of trying to find a solution long-term because it's been a problem for the last few years.

"It's been difficult but on the flip side it's been positive too because I think it's shown how favourably the club is regarded across the non-league football community with the response that we've had.

"This is an opportunity for us to come together even more so and to turn that into a positive on the field."

In regards to matters on the field, Tadcaster - who travel to 10th-placed Runcorn Linnets on Saturday - are one point away from a spot in the BetVictor Northern Premier League north/west division play-offs with 13 games still to play.

Quinn said: "We're obviously in a good position and, as a squad, we've talked about the fact that we want to be in with a chance of playing in important games when it comes to this time of the year and we've achieved that target.

"If you look at where the club was in the summer and compare that to where we're at now, in terms of league position, I think everybody would have taken that.

"But obviously when you get to this position you want to try and push on and capitalise on. I'm pleased with where we are.

"Arguably we could have had a few more points on the board, which is always the case.

"We've got 13 games left to play and 39 points to play for. We're in with a chance of making the play-offs, there's no doubt about that.

"The next few weeks are, weather permitting going to be really important for us."

Elsewhere, Pickering Town return to action after seeing their last two games postponed due to severe weather conditions.

The Pikes host 11th-placed Brighouse Town at Mill Lane hoping to close the gap between themselves, at the foot of the NPL north/west division table, and their fellow relegation battlers.

Pickering are currently five points adrift at the bottom, on 15 points, with Kendal Town, who have played a game less, the nearest side above them.

Meanwhile, in the Toolstation Northern Counties East league division one, Selby Town will be aiming to stretch their lead at the top of the table when they host fifth-placed Campion at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium.

Selby have won eight of their last ten matches and sit level on 53 points with Winterton Rangers.