BRIGHOUSE Town boss Vill Powell has insisted that his side will look to finish the season with a bang after a fairly frustrating campaign.

The West Yorkshire side targeted a play-off finish at the beginning of the season, however, with eight games to go they now stand a slim chance of reaching their goals- sitting 14 points off Worksop Town in sixth and 18 off Stockton in fifth.

Ahead of today’s tie with bottom placed side, Pickering Town, Town’s boss admitted his frustration with how the season has gone.

He said: “So far, it has been (frustrating). I’m not disappointed with the efforts or quality of the group, but the frustration has come from the fact that I’ve not been able to keep a consistent line-up throughout the season.

“I feel that if we had been able to do that, then we would have been knocking on a lot more doors than we are doing now. We couldn’t get going because we couldn’t get our strongest side out.

“There are number of contributing factors to that, but the strongest one obviously being injuries, accompanied with the problems surrounding the cancellation of games. We don’t run a deep squad, so it is going to affect you greatly when you have nine players out for a period of three to four weeks.

“It meant we had to play too much inexperience at times and it cost us. The effort levels have never been questioned but clearly, if you’ve got players that are trying to adapt and learn this level, then its going to have an impact on performances and results, so that’s what has held us back a bit. There isn’t anybody to point the finger at but it’s going to hurt a club like us more than other clubs.”

Powell added: “Despite that, there is a lot more to come from us and this group. We don’t need to rip things up and start from scratch. We’ve set the foundations; we’ve got more experience within the squad and hopefully we can continue to add to it. There are eight games left for us to finish strongly and I’d like us to do exactly that.

“A target of two points per game is something I always look at, while a good finish to the season would give us a lot of confidence going into the new campaign.”

Powell’s men do return to action today at home to the league’s bottom side Pickering Town and they will be looking for their first victory in three.

Ahead of the game, Powell said: “I’m expecting the best Pickering Town to arrive at our place because they still have a fighting chance of staying up, and they turn up every time they play us.

“I’m on of those that look at Pickering and fail to understand why they are down there. Whenever they have faced us, they’ve looked like a top ten/top five side and we expect no different this weekend.”

Powell added: “They’re a big side, they’re strong, they’re fit and they play some really attractive football, so we are expecting a tough game.”

"They must also have their consistency issues because they certainly wouldn't be down there without them, I can assure you."