Old rivalries will be rekindled on Wednesday evening as United welcome Bradford Park Avenue to Gigg Lane for what always seems to be a fixture of action, goals and talking points.
This season's encounter will be no different, as United look to not only to overturn a 3-2 defeat in Bradford earlier in the season - a game where United were three down before half time - but also look to put a real spanner in the works with regards to Bradford's plans to win the league this season.
Avenue currently sit top of the league just one point clear of Boston United but with two games in hand and have only lost once on the road this season; a 4-2 defeat at North Ferriby a few weeks ago.
The game will also prove a good benchmark for United's current squad, as the talk on the terraces on Saturday was much about players playing for their spots in the next season's squad with some players obviously relishing the pressure of needing to perform.
Margy has also spoken recently about giving the youngsters a chance, and how the bench against Matlock had four players under the age of twenty. Although the three young subs weren't on the pitch long against Hucknall on Saturday they impressed with commitment and their own eagerness to impress, something which some supporters haven't always seen from all of the players this term.
However, Margy has been pleased with the squad in training. "The players' attitude has been fantastic in training so we'll see how things go from here. They know that no-one's place in the team or even the squad is secure and that’s been shown by a number of new lads coming in over the last couple of games. Chris Ovington is one we’ve brought in from Bradford and he gave us a promising half hour on Saturday. He can't play on Wednesday though as part of the agreement we made when signing him, but some of the others who've come up through the youth ranks will be involved."
Back to the task in hand, and this will be the eighth time the two teams have met since they first crossed paths in the 2007-2008 season. Surprisingly; given the competitive rivalry between the clubs, United have yet to win one against the Avenue and Margy will be looking for his team to change this and get a moral boosting win against the leagues top team going into the final eight games.