DEREK GOULDING will remind his players that Warrington Town are not to be taken lightly despite their recent slump.
The title challengers have been knocked off top spot in the Evo-Stik First Division North after a run of three games without a win.
Second-placed Warrington lost 5-1 at home to Curzon Ashton and then drew 0-0 with Cammell Laird and Farsley FC.
Goulding's men welcome The Wire to Victoria Park on Saturday and the Greens boss has urged caution in his players if they think the visitors will be a soft touch.
"Teams can start to feel a pressure around this time, if they are fighting at the top and bottom of the table," said Goulding.
"Sides can get a little bit nervous so maybe it is a good time to be playing Warrington. Maybe they are having a few self-doubts with what has happened in the last few weeks.
"But we must remember that Warrington are up there challenging for the title for a reason.
"They are a strong and decent side and are competing for the biggest prizes."
Goudling says his players have never lacked motivation when facing the big hitters in the First Division North this season.
And the Burscough boss has been pleased with how they have competed with the best sides.
"It seems that they won't need any extra motivation from me," said Goulding.
"As the season has progressed we have performed reasonably well against the top sides, bar the games with Darlington and Ramsbottom.”