Tomorrow’s FA Vase game vs Selby Town marks our return to competitive football after a month’s absence.
Ahead tomorrow’s tie, Co-manager Wayne Goodison told me the players are “desperate to play.”
“We’ve prepared well. I think the lads have trained excellently over the last few weeks and we were very happy with how the game went against Wythenshawe Amateurs. We haven’t played competitively for a while and I know the players are desperate to play.”
“We’ve been to watch Selby and we’ve seen the threats they will potentially pose us. Whilst on paper they haven’t had the best of starts, we know we’ll have to be on our game otherwise they could cause us problems.”
After two early exits from the Vase in our previous two campaigns it was clear that Wayne wanted to progress much further this year whilst taking it “one game at a time.”
“As managers me and Paul want to go as far as we can in every competition. The Vase is something we have done well in previously however we must take it one game at a time.
You can’t think about the latter rounds before you make it through the early ones. We’ve prepared well and I’d like to hope we’ve got enough to come through and win”
The absence of Scott McGowan is one which will be missed however Wayne believes we have more than enough quality to cover his role.
“Everybody wishes Scott well moving forward and we’ve trained well since he’s left. Joe Duckworth has done excellently so far during pre-season and that’s a credit to his attitude.
In pre-season we tried different things out and we feel we have enough to cover that role, however we aren’t going to move forward with only one striker.
We don’t feel like we have to make any rushed signings although if the right player comes along, we’d certainly look at it.”
Selby are currently bottom of the Northern Counties East Football League Division One after losing all five of their games so far. They progressed through the last round of the Vase against fellow North West Counties Premier side Litherland Remyca.
Tickets are available to purchase on our club shop and if you are attending tomorrow’s game please remember to social distance and wear a face covering (unless exempt) at all times.