Ord is looking to the future

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DURHAM City manager Dickie Ord says it’s a case of just getting though the season and looking ahead to the next campaign.

Successive defeats ended the Citizens lingering hopes of being involved in the Evo Stik League Division One North play-offs.

“We were disappointing, but the squad was down to the bare bones. We are a bit flat because we know we’ve no chance of going up, but I expect the lads to give it their best shot in the remaining matches” said Ord who will again be missing against Warrington Town at New Ferens Park tomorrow.

“I’ll be in York for my UEFA B coaching badge. The FA insist on the courses being held on Saturdays when of course we are all involved with our clubs. I’ve no choice other than to attend otherwise I would be failed,” added the former Sunderland defender who will still pick the side.

Dan Madden, who is suspended and James Winter will be in charge of the squad which again does not include Amar Purewall, whose knee injury could keep him out from the remaining games.

Rufus Ayre and Evann Graham return, but doubts exist surrounding the availability of Jack Pounder and Elliott Cutts.