STEETON manager Roy Mason says he is hoping for another goal-fest when his side renew acquaintances with St Helens Town.

The Chevrons welcome the 15th-placed Merseyside outfit to Cougar Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Steeton will look to improve on their last-gasp 2-2 draw with second-placed Carlisle City in Hallmark Security League Division One North, where Alistair Morgan grabbed a 93rd-minute equaliser.

Steeton are 10th in the table following six wins from their opening 14 games, notching up 21 points.

One of Steeton's best performances so far this season came at St Helens on September 29, when they won 6-4, which included a Ben Clarkson brace.

Mason said: "It was a goal-fest when we shared 10 goals with them earlier in the season. It will be a tough test on Saturday for us. We will need to be at our best.

"We are taking each game as it comes. It is a tough league and it will be difficult for us over the next few weeks.

"I'm quite happy with how we've done so far this season. There is a long way to go and I think we have surprised one or two people.

"Last year, we probably had to play well one in every three games. In this league, we have to be on it in every game.

"I would like to have a bigger squad, it certainly isn't big enough at the moment. We are down to our bare bones, especially in defence. When we have our full-strength side out, we are a match for anybody.

"We are always actively looking at bringing people in. But I will only bring people in who can improve us.

"We need about 18 to 20 quality players, as the games come thick and fast.

"We need that bit of quality on the bench too, so we can bring somebody on if we are chasing games."

Steeton will have a midweek break from league action, when they travel to Barnoldswick Town on Tuesday, November 13 (7.45pm).

Mason added his side will look to win the clash against the Hallmark Security League Premier Division side, but their league position is their priority.

He said: "We have to juggle our squad in the cup. The league is our priority this year.

"We have not got a big enough squad to compete in both the league and the cups.

"This season is about consolidating our league position, anything else is a bonus.

"Barnoldswick Town will be a tough game for us as they are in the league above."