CLECKHEATON captain Mally Nicholson claims his side only need one more win to survive the drop as they head into their final three league fixtures.

The Bradford side currently sit in ninth, two places above the relegation zone and are 19 points above Batley in 11th heading into today's contest with Methley.

Cleck travel to Methley knowing that one victory would almost guarantee safety.

But if they lose, they risk putting their safety in the balance as they come up against Morley, the side at the foot of the table, in two weeks’ time- the season’s final fixture.

And Nicholson, who is currently nursing an injury, is under no illusion of the importance of picking up one more victory.

He said: “It’s been a bit of a difficult season for us because we’ve had lads missing all year, including me through injury.

“It hasn’t helped either that our oversees player came in half-way through the season. But it’s what it’s and we can’t do much about the past. We must focus on the task ahead this Saturday coming up against Methley.

“It will be very tough game but we know that we may only need one more win to stay up. So, it’s a vital game for us and hopefully we can get the job done.

“The two teams below us, Batley and Morley both have tougher games than us going into the last three fixtures, but we don’t want to be going into the last game of the season against Morley knowing that we need a win to stay up.”

Nicholson added: “To be fair, I don’t think we should be worrying too much about what is going on in the other fixtures. We should be able to concentrate on our own game, knowing that a win would almost guarantee safety.

“Hopefully it will come this weekend and then the lads can just enjoy the rest of the season and pick up some more points.

“Methley are a good side and they will cause us problems if we are not fully focused. They’ve played well this year and I think it will depend on what side they put out against us.

“If they put their Yorkshire players out against us then it will be much tougher task for us but if they aren’t playing, then we will go into it with even more confidence.

“But overall, I think it’s definitely a winnable game for us.”

Prior to the season kicking off, Nicholson had spoke of his sides' ambitions to finish in the top four of the division, however on reflection Cleck's captain admitted their performances have fallen below-par.

He said: "We haven't reached our ambitions this season. Yes, we've things not go our way but we have also been poor, especially with the bat. We just didn't reach our potential and we could have played much harder cricket."