Basford in action. Credit: Mick Gretton.

Basford United travel to Manchester as they face Rushcliffe Borough in the Norther Premier League this Saturday.

The fixture is an important mid-table clash, with United sitting one place above Rushcliffe and just a point separating the two teams.

Basford will look too avenge the Borough, after suffering a close 2-1 loss to the side at home earlier this season.

The Nottinghamshire outfit will also want to grab the win to move up the table and make a late season push.

Since first team manager, Mark Clifford, replaced Nottingham Forest legend, Steve Chettle, in January the team has been in poor form- winning just one of five games.

During January the club also let go of wingers Terry Hawkridge and Marcus Marshall, selling them to top of the table Matlock Town for an undisclosed fee.

However they did make the addition of 19-year-old forward Tyreace Palmer, signing him from Notts County until the end of the season.

Rushcliffe have made signings themselves, with Manchester born John Pritchard joining from Matlock and Sunderland goalkeeper Jack McIntyre being loaned to the club for a month.

But the Lancashire side are also in bad form, having lost four of their last five and only winning two games since mid-December.

Basford will look to take advantage of their opponents bad form and start a run of good form themselves.

If Clifford’s side are to be successful former Derby County forward Kane Richards will need to be on top form, having already scored five and assisted six this campaign.

Former Northern Ireland youth international, Ryan Wilson, is also one to watch, assisting nine goals from left back this season.

The fixture is a must win with Basford, who face eight of the current top 10 in their last 11 games of the season, with five of them being away from home.

Tickets can be purchased at the game.