RADCLIFFE are still in it to win it, despite suffering a promotion setback against rivals Leek Town in midweek.

That’s the opinion of Matty Crothers, who after picking up the club’s player of the year award for January believes Jon Macken’s side are still in the hunt for silverware in Evo-Stik West.

Defeat against Leek on Tuesday night was a blow to Boro, who have now claimed just four points from the last 15 available.

But midfielder Crothers is optimistic that with 12 games still to play the club can regain some consistency and keep themselves in contention.

“With the squad we’ve got we’re capable of winning this league and there’s still plenty of games to play,” he told the club.

“Promotion has to be our main target, we’re going to do everything we can to achieve that as a team.

“We know that every game left is a cup final for us and we’re going to go into every game wanting to win and prepared right so we’ve got a good chance of doing that.”

Next up for Macken’s men are Market Drayton, who have struggled in the lower reaches of the table for much of the season so far.

They already have one victory against The Gingerbread Men, Liam Wood and Callum Grogan scoring back in November as Macken’s side chalked up the fourth of what would be a six-game winning streak.

Boro will have to do without Kingsley Williams, who was sent off for a professional foul in last Saturday’s much-needed victory against Droylsden.

Crothers has scored two goals and grabbed nine assists in his 20 appearances this season and is enjoying his time with the club.

“It’s class here I’m enjoying my football again and playing with a smile on my face,” he said.

“We have a great bond in the team and the banter is always flowing that’s what it’s all about.”