FARSLEY Celtic manager Adam Lakeland faces his biggest test of the season tomorrow as he looks to lift his players following the club's biggest defeat in more than ten years.

Lakeland has only been in the job since the close-season but has already established his side as credible Evo-Stik League promotion contenders in their first season back in the Premier Division – even though they were thumped 6-0 at Altrincham in midweek.

The Celts boss said: "It was a bitterly disappointing night for us. We were second-best in every department against the best side we've played this season. We need a big reaction tomorrow.

"Jimmy Pollard missed that game through suspension but is back in the squad – but we'll be missing Adam Clayton after his sending off in last Saturday's win against Halesowen.

"These red cards are costing us. Sometimes players are unlucky but we have to stop putting ourselves in these positions."

The Celts host mid-table Barwell, who only trial them by six points and have a game in hand. They will be on the up after beating Matlock Town in midweek – but Farsley are still only a point off the summit, although three of the four clubs above them now have games in hand.

BRIGHOUSE TOWN face a tough afternoon in Division One as they head to Bamber Bridge for a roses derby.

The Preston-based outfit, who play at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, are sitting fourth but have games in hand on the two clubs immediately about them. They have won three and drawn one of their four home fixtures this season.

Vill Powell's visitors gained a much-needed win in midweek and if they can build on that with another three points, it could lift them back into the top half of the table.