DANNY Forrest has demanded more from his senior players as his struggling Silsden side welcome a distraction from their poor league form with an FA Vase clash this weekend.

The Cobbydalers' early season form has hit the buffers in recent weeks, with a flurry of injuries and suspensions leading to a downturn in form. This culminated with a 5-0 horror show at 1874 Northwich, which leaves them fourth in the Hallmark Security League Premier Division on Saturday.

The Northwich rout rounded off a poor October for Silsden, which saw them pick up one win, four defeats and a draw, conceding 14 goals.

Now Forrest hopes his side can re-group and turn things around in their FA Vase second round tie with Northern League Division Two outfit Bedlington Terriers on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

His side are set to welcome back Reece Lyndon from suspension, with Matty Moses and Joe Gaughan also in contention for a place in Silsden's starting line-up this weekend.

Forrest says a Vase victory would help rebuild momentum for his patched-up side.

He said: "The last three or four weeks have been the stickiest patch I have had in my two years as manager.

"It has been quite tough and I would like us to kick on now and put in a performance worthy of a result.

"We have come this far in the Vase and don't want it to stop.

"We have four or five players coming back into the mix, who will make a difference for us.

"We have already got through three rounds in the Vase this season and we want it to carry on. It's important to us.

"We want to win every football match, winning matches brings momentum. It does not matter to me in what competition we get a win.

"It's been a bit disrupted for us over recent games with injuries and suspensions.

"We want a settled group and moving up to Christmas we want to get some consistency. It's an important period coming up for us.

"We have had an intense run of games. It has taken its toll. We have been missing quality players and good characters. Some young lads have come in an done really well for us.

"I wanted to bring them into the side gradually and not thrown them in at the deep end.

"Some senior players have been told that the last few weeks have not been good enough."

Forrest also reflected on his side's poor run which has seen them drop to fourth place in the league table. But he insists a turnaround in form over the next two months leading up to Christmas will put them back in the title mix.

He added: "We are 10 points off the top with more than 20 games to go. There are so many points to play for. The league is starting to level out.

"Nothing is won or lost in November, but we hope to pick up as many points as we can now and try to stick up there."