AFC Fylde captain Josh Langley has called for calm as the Coasters look to consolidate their position at the top of the National League North.

The Coasters lead the pack by six points with just six games remaining ahead of this tomorrow’s clash against promotion-hopefuls Darlington.

Darlington themselves snook into the play-off places with a midweek victory over Bradford Park Avenue and will be keen to strengthen their hold on the top five.

Whilst Fylde’s advantage at the top of the table has been reduced over the last fortnight, Langley admits he wouldn’t swap places with any other club at this stage.

Langley said: “We are by no means starting to panic or get nervous. We are still six points ahead at the top and although Kidderminster have a game in hand, we are still in a really good position.

“I know which position I would rather be in. By 5pm tomorrow the lead could potentially be back to nine points so we just have to carry on working hard and grinding out results.

“If someone had offered this lead at this stage of the season then we would have definitely taken it. Top of the league is top of the league however you look at it.

“It’s completely in our hands. If we win our games then there is nothing anyone can do about it.

“Because we had a big lead people think we are starting to lose our grip but we were always going to drop points and Kidderminster were always going to keep the pressure up.

“We had a bad result last week but we will be doing everything to put that right tomorrow.

“With so few games to go we are purely looking at it game-by-game. We have been working hard in training and preparing well.”

Langley underwent surgery recently on a groin problem but is optimistic about his chances for tomorrow’s game: “I have been back in training this week and it’s feeling a lot better so if selected tomorrow I’ll be hoping to lead out the lads again.”

“Langley also emphasised the importance of the Fylde fans over the final weeks of the season: “The support of fans is massive between now and the end of the season.

“They have been great all season, home and away, but these are the games now where we need them the most and I’m sure they will be louder than ever.”