Darren Caskey pushing for play-offs for Gateshead FC

Darren Caskey is hoping to make it a 'very special' finish to the season for Gateshead FC

Darren Caskey
Darren Caskey

Darren Caskey is hoping that Gateshead can make the last five weeks of the season “very special” at the International Stadium.

However, the Tynesiders will be looking to climb back into the play-off zone tonight when they face Aldershot (7.45pm).

Gateshead then have two home games on the spin against Braintree and Tamworth and fans are beginning to dream of the play-offs and the possibility of promotion to the Football League.

Heed assistant manager Caskey said: “We are in a mini-season of nine games and if we do better than the other teams around us then we’ll deserve to get into the play-offs.

“It would be great if we could go and do something special over the last five weeks of the season.

“Three of the next four games are at home which gives us an opportunity to put some wins together and strengthen our push for the top five.”

Gateshead emerged as 3-1 winners over Lincoln City on Saturday to keep up the chase for the play-offs. Ex-Tottenham star Caskey said: “We have got ourselves into a fantastic position, probably along with another six or seven other teams who are pushing to finish in the top five.”

Relegation-haunted Aldershot were beaten 1-0 by Braintree over the weekend.

Shots boss Andy Scott said: “We didn’t create as much as we liked but I felt we were in control of the game.

“In the second half we didn’t have the ruthlessness in the box that makes the difference and we’ve conceded a poor goal. We can’t dwell on this result too much.”


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