Harefield United will look to build on a comfortable midweek Middlesex Senior Charity victory at North Greenford United when they take on Crawley Green on Saturday.

Richard Pacquette was at the double, while strike partner Lenny Farhall added another in a 3-1 win in order to progress to the second round of the competition.

However, the Hares face stern opposition in Crawley Green as they look to regain form in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.

The Preston Park side currently only have one win in their least five league outings (W1, D2, L2) and take on the seventh-placed Bedfordshire outfit.

United manager Jason Shaw emphasised the importance of getting back to winning ways should they want to finish in the top six come May.

"They are a very good side who are currently sitting seventh in the league, so we are going to be in for another tough game," he said.

"If we want to try and finish in the top six then we need to regain our league form quickly, hopefully starting on Saturday."

The reverse fixture between the sides in November saw Crawley Green edge out as 2-1 winners, and Shaw believes his side need to learn from previous mistakes in order to progress.

"We need to work hard, ensure our decision making is right and take our chances in front of goal.

"If we can do that then we will give ourselves a good chance of winning the game."

A win for Harefield would close the gap between the teams from seven to four points and would be a big stride in their endeavour for at least a top-half finish, considering they hold six games in hand over the away side.

United went without competitive football for almost a full calendar month due to postponements, playing three games since November 30th and are yet to get back to full flowing form.

Management will have to contend with players Gurkan Gokmen and Ryan Wharton on the sidelines, the former due to hamstring injury and the latter due to suspension.

However, the availability of ‘exceptional’ young midfielder Blaise Riley-Snow will be an added bonus for Shaw and coach Michael Myloko.

"He came through our Allied youth system at the same time as Harry McCorkell, Lenny Farhall and Samuel Shaw and has just returned from playing for Alicante City FC in Spain," he added.

"He's been back training with us since before Christmas but we haven't been able to play him up until now because we had been waiting for his international clearance to be approved."

The more quality in depth the better for the Hares, whose opposition picked up a handy 3-0 win at fellow top six hopefuls Leverstock Green in recent weeks, in what is sure to be a vital match up at Preston Park.