Whitby Town’s new unsung hero Daniel Rowe believes as a player ‘you kind of play with that extra 10%’ when it comes to derby day, with Scarborough Athletic due to visit the Towbar Express Stadium tomorrow. 

Hardy’s side currently sit fourth in the league table with three wins from five but face possibly their toughest challenge yet when Scarborough visit the Towbar Express Stadium on Tuesday.

Former defender and now midfielder Rowe knows he and his teammates will go into the game confident but still looking to give everything they can to secure the three points.

“We’ll go into the game full of confidence, it’s a massive game, we just want to carry on this run and try to get three points,” Rowe said.

“You kind of play that extra 10% because its a derby match, it means a lot for the fans.

“You can’t wait to go and I can’t wait for Tuesday now to get going.”

Whitby secured their third successive win with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Grantham this past Saturday, and Rowe believes he and his teammates simply played better than Grantham in difficult conditions at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium.

Rowe added: “We knew from the start, like the gaffer said, it was going to be a tough game, windy, rainy, and it always is there apparently.

“I think we dealt with that well and played better than them and played to the conditions better than them.

“It was 4-0 but we had to battle for that, the game was kind of there to be taken in a way and we did that, we did everything we needed to do.

“We battled hard and we got the four goals early and that set us up for the second half really.”

Rowe joined the Seasiders last season, instantly becoming a regular in the Blues defence, however, this season Rowe has found himself moved into the heart of the Blues midfield, and with two goals in three games Rowe has stated his joy at his new position. 

“It’s a change for me, I’ve played there before but it’s just transitioning into it now but I’m happy playing there and I’m enjoying it and we are getting the results so thats all that matters really,” Rowe added.