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Neil Parsley Wants More Than Play-Off Place For Farsley Celtic

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Farsley Celtic joint boss Neil Parsley says the side are aiming for more than the play-offs after they confirmed they will at least have that as a chance to go up writes Tom Feaheny.

With four games to go their place was confirmed after Brighouse and Ossett Town drew on Monday. Parsley says he’s pleased but knows the side can achieve automatic promotion.

“It’s a double edged sword really we still have a chance of winning the league but we now have the safety net as another way of going up. It’s good to have it with four games to go but our work is net yet done.”

Everyone seems to be dropping points, I think there will be a few more twists and turns now we just have to focus on each game correctly.”

Parsley this year is working with joint-boss John Deacey. He says he is enjoying being in the dugout with the ex Bradford Park Avenue manager.

“Me and John work well together, we have a lot of experience,we bounce off each other. We just hope we can set out what we can do in April.”

Next week the side have the chance to win the West Riding County Cup as they face Tadcaster Albion. With previous finals taking place at Bradford City’s Valley Parade, this year it will happen at the I2I Stadium. Parsley feels it will be a good contest.

“It’s good to be in the final yet disappointing we couldn’t get it at a League ground, Tadcaster have a good surface though, we’ve played there twice this season and they are a competitive side, hopefully it’s a good game.”

Celtic are currently missing two of their strikers with James Walshaw their top scorer unavailable as he serves a ban until the last game of the season at Kendal Town away. While Lamin Colley is out with a knee injury. Parsley is hoping others can help get the goals.

“Walshaw is a great player unfortunately we miss him for the run in as he’s serving that ban. It’s up to the players to step up and score the goals now he ain’t here for us.

“Lamin would have come in but he’s not available due to that injury, then we’ve had suspensions. We don’t have great numbers due to the absentees. I hope there is light at the end of that tunnel.”

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I work as a freelance journalist for The Non-League Paper, Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post, North-West Evening Mail and others, based in Yorkshire, I am always at a game on a Tuesday and Saturday when the season is on, I started following non-league at the age of 10 and have been hooked ever since.

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