AFC Liverpool in “good position” going into FA Cup

The FA Cup Extra-Preliminary round sees AFC Liverpool travel to Squires Gate looking to set up a eye-catching clash with Bootle in the next round

Chris Anderson believes his AFC Liverpool side are in a “good position” going into the clash with Padiham in the Extra-Preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup.

He added that the players have developed and matured during his time at the helm.

It is a trip to Burnley as they look to reach the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

A win would set up a tasty clash against Northern Premier League West side and city rivals Bootle.

But for the AFC manager, the main goal at the minute is to win.

“Win, get through to the next round. I’ve been as a player, a coach, an assistant manager and now manager so I’ve been here five seasons with the club, I don’t think we’ve been great in the cups again it’s about going further in the round than we did last season.

“Hopefully we play Bootle in the next round, if – and when – we win the game.”

Dan Cockerline helped the side to an opening day win over Vauxhall Motors, a good start to the season after tasting victory at the first time of asking.

A feeling which Anderson wants to continue, he added: “When you win a game, it becomes a habit, the lads have come together for three years, I think we’re in a good position, we’ve grown and matured.

“They’re understanding of each other’s games, their strengths, weaknesses and I think we’re developing every week and every month.

“We’ve got them watched [Padiham], I know of some of the players playing against and with them so I know what to expect, I’m confident that if we perform we get the win and go into the next round but it’s about who turns up on the day, 11 v 11 who plays well, I’d like to say we’re ready.”

(Featured image via Paul Moran)