RICHARD Huckfield wants Tivi’s recent impressive defensive record to continue tonight when they entertain Romulus in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South at The Beeches (KO 19:45).

Huckfield, 30, has played alongside Andrew Parsons at the heart of ‘Dale’s backline in the past last two league games which have resulted in six points and consecutive clean sheets in the process.

And the former Tipton Town defender believes another clean sheet this evening will go a long way to securing another three points for Ian Long’s men.

Huckfield said “We’ve been great defensively of late and for a defender it’s very satisfying. We defend from the front and as a team we work extremely hard for each other.

“The clean sheet at Spalding was particularly impressive on the day and we maintained that in the victory against Kidsgrove.

“It looked as though that game would end goalless but if you keep it tight at the back then you always give yourself an opportunity at the other end of the pitch.”