In the absence of a home match this week, 1874 Manager Ian Street gives his squad update.
Just a quick update this week, with last Saturday’s postponement of our trip to Cumbria to face Holker OB we quickly arranged a training session for the afternoon to keep the players sharp and ticking over and to make sure that we get together as a group as much as we can.
It was good to finally get our Cheshire Senior Cup game out of the way in midweek at Flixton Villa after the unfortunate events of the week before, I was fairly pleased with the overall performance to earn a 4-0 win, and it was good to get a clean sheet under our belts. We now look forward to testing ourselves against higher league opposition in the next round with a visit to Evostik North league side Cammell Laird FC.
Fingers crossed that our game tomorrow gets the thumbs up, it’s massively important to get three points against Oldham Boro, we will then be exactly half way through our league campaign and I had set us a target of an average of two points per game.
No doubt people will be saying we owe them one after they knocked us out of the FA Vase competition a couple of months ago but revenge isn’t always a good motivation, we need to be professional about it and perform to the required level, do the right things and the result will look after itself.
Squad wise we still have the odd niggling injury to contend with, troublesome knee injuries to Dean McGregor and Phil Coffin and having to manage Craig Farnworth’s knee problem as well, he is getting through the games ok but suffering a bit for a couple of days after.
We obviously have the long term injury to Adam Foy to contend with and we all wish him well, he is due to be at our next home game. How we fair in the next couple of games will decide whether we need to find a replacement or use the strength of the squad to cover it.
Lee Jones has stepped in as our new club captain and will be an able replacement in that role.
As always thanks for your continued support.
Onwards and upwards.