‘Every three points is counting’ – Bootle return to winning ways as Brian Richardson eyes Glossop North End revenge

Bootle's Michael Carberry bursts down the wing

Bootle manager Brian Richardson felt his side were comfortable in the win over Colne as he looks to inflict revenge on Glossop who beat them earlier in the season.

The Bucks cruised to three points against Lancashire-outfit last time out as goals from Jack McGowan, Matty McDonald and Declan McLoughlin ensured the win.

It was another clean sheet for Theo Roberts in the Bootle goal as they dusted themselves down following the bruising defeat to rivals Prescot Cables in their previous outing.

“It was a good reaction,” Richardson said.

“Good teams always bounce back and we bounced back, not a good day for football generally with the high winds but I thought under the circumstances and conditions thought we played quite well. I felt after we scored, we felt reasonably scored. 

We started right, we were good. We kept our levels and concentration right through the 90 minutes and that’s when you get good results.

“There’s no gimme’s in football, with the right conditions, if you start well, play well, you work hard then it’ll take you as far on you’re going to go in that game. 

“Awkward team when they came to us they worked very hard, I think when you look at stuff like that, they’ve not really kicked on.

“I thought they would because they’ve had a good side but I think there are dangerous teams around the league, don’t think you can take anyone for granted and I hope that’s the lesson we’re learning.

“Hopefully, the lads will take that on board, we didn’t look at the league table was on Saturday like we did the week before I think it’s important everyone gets treated with respect and the same amount of that goes into games regardless of where you are in the league. 

“You’d like to think with a point to prove because they turned us over on our own patch and it led to a two or three where we were particularly poor at home.

“We’ve not been bad on the road but I do feel we need to eradicate that and put right the three points that we lost earlier in the season.  

“[The message is] you were turned over by these and it’s time to put it straight. Every three points towards the end of the season now is counting.

“Everybody including from management right the way down, everyone is on trial in football. I think we’re all on trial, at the end of the season people will be saying what about next year, the board and the committee will say to the manager what about next year?

“You can’t afford to relax, once you do, performances start to suffer your future at that club suffers as well. It’s not just the players it’s the manager, coaches, it’s everybody who’s involved in the set-up.”

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