Town boss Chris Thorman says he is preparing for a ‘balancing act’ ahead of this weekend’s final game of the season.

Ahead of their clash with Hunslet on Sunday at Derwent Park, the Town head coach said: “For me it’s a balancing act, Barrow play on the Saturday and are hot favourites to beat West Wales but it’s a strange one. I can’t make any decisions really until I know whether that game is won by Barrow or the opposite side.

“If we have got to go into the play-offs in second place, if that’s where we are headed, then I have to make sure that I have got as many fit bodies to pick from as possible.

“We will see what happens on Saturday and then I’ve got a few scenarios planned out in my head.

“It’s about being prepared and planned and reacting which we have been pretty good at this season.”

With all eyes on the play-offs for promotion, the next few weeks are vital in deciding Town’s fate for next year.

Talking about how he and the players feel about the possibility of going into a play-off position, Chris said: “We’re confident, we’re confident going into every game.

“My team are up for a fight, regardless of who we pick, regardless of the squad, regardless of who is available but I’ve got to make sure that I manage these next few weeks if that’s where we are headed.

“The most important thing is having the strongest team on the pitch for the play-offs.”

Recapping on the losses over the past few months, Chris is pleased that the squad were able to bring a win back from London.

He said: “We’ve picked up a few injuries over the last few weeks and lost some really experienced players.

“We’ve had two games away to two teams that are really up there. We’re so close in the competition now that you need to stay in good habits for a lot of the time and we were just off a little but, the important thing is how you react and respond and I really think we did that at London.”