IT is fair to say on and off the pitch Steeton need a pick-me-up.

Bottom of the North West Counties League Division One North and now looking for a new home ground, it has been a challenging season so far for Roy Mason's men.

After only two wins from their opening 11 league games, Steeton are looking for a change in fortune on the pitch when they travel to Chadderton on Saturday after last weekend's home game with AFC Liverpool was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. They are bottom of the table on eight points, two behind second-from-bottom St Helens Town, but with a game in hand and have won their last two league games.

They have also signed Bradford City Under-18s striker Dylan Drovi to bolster their firepower.

But they also have the added stress of trying to find a new base for next season after Keighley Cougars pulled their groundshare for Cougar Park. This means that in order for Steeton to continue playing at Step 6 in the football pyramid they will have to find a new home for the 2020/21 season and beyond.

Mason said: "At the moment, on the pitch is quite good. In October we have not lost a game. We have won three of our last four games. The football side of things has turned around. We're a lot tighter at the back. That has given the squad a little boost.

"It is looking more positive on the football side. We are looking forward to seeing Dylan play for us.

"The mood in the camp is good. The lads are brimming with confidence."

Despite green shoots of recovery on the pitch, it is matters off the field which are taking up Mason and the club's committee's thoughts.

He says they are looking into the matter of finding a new home but, as a committee, have not had the chance to discuss their next step regarding a new ground.

Mason added: "I've not been in too much contact with people. We have a few meetings set up over the next couple of weeks. In the next month or so it should be a little clearer.

"We are looking at every possibility at the moment.

"I'm trying to get it out there to get people behind us. More than ever we need the support of Keighley and local businesses to get behind us to help us.

"We want to grow semi-professional football in Keighley, not lose it. I'm optimistic we can sort it out.

"I've been away on a business trip to China, so we have not had a chance to speak about it as a committee at Steeton. We will have a chat and work out a few contingency plans.

"I am a believer that everything happens for a reason in life. This is just the next step for us.

"Over the next few months we are going to need as much help as we can to secure the future of the club. We want to grow and progress. It's a worrying time for us."