PRESTWICH skipper Andy Bradley expects no quarter to be given when his side entertain Roe Green on Saturday.

Both clubs will be eager to return to action after their matches last weekend were abandoned due to rain.

Results elsewhere left fourth-bottom Prestwich three points from safety in the Greater Manchester League Premier Division, while fourth-placed Roe Green ended up 14 points behind the leaders Flixton.

Roe Green’s now faint title hopes would be officially ended with defeat at Prestwich, but Bradley believes local pride will ensure there will be no let-up from the visitors.

“They are the closest club to Prestwich so this is a real derby,” said the captain. “It wouldn’t matter if they had nothing else to play for, I am sure they would relish the chance to help send us down.”

Irrespective of the bragging rights on offer, Saturday’s fixtures represent a real opportunity for Prestwich. Walshaw and Denton West, the sides immediately above them in the table, play each other, meaning Prestwich would move out of the bottom four with victory.

They will have to do that without pro Gihahn Cloete, who has been called back for pre-season training with South African franchise side Warriors.

Stand, who were also rained off on Saturday, can force their way into the Division One promotion race when they entertain fourth-placed Edgworth this weekend.