‘I’m over the moon’ – Richard Brodie delighted with Burscough start but calls for calm

Burscough appoint Richard Brodie as manager

Burscough manager Richard Brodie is keen on tempering expectations after Linnets maintained their 100 per cent record in their win over Pilkington.

A second goal in as many games for Alberto Canache was enough to see off last season’s Division One North champions in the FA Cup.

It followed on from their wins over Prestwich Heys and Lower Breck to kickstart Brodie’s tenure at the Community Ground.

“In pre-season we lost a lot of games but at the same time, we played some good sides. Even when we were losing games, I could see progress and us improving then you went to Prestwich and the start shocked me,” he told Off The Park .

“All three games were different wins which ticks a lot of boxes and it’s really pleasing to be honest. 

“When we went back on June 20, we didn’t even have a player. We’ve had trials, players phoning, players I knew and it’s a complete rebuild on and off the pitch. 

“I’m over the moon, we haven’t got the resources that people think we have but all of a sudden, you create a standard and an atmosphere that players are buying into. It’s pleasing.”

Burscough have been preparing for a trip to West Didsbury & Chorlton this weekend. Their preparations this week were slightly impacted by the postponement of their home encounter with Wythenshawe – who were forced to play their rescheduled FA Cup tie.

The Manchester side enter the clash on the back of a surprise 2-0 win over Northern Premier League newcomers Vauxhall Motors in their cup encounter.

And Brodie is well aware of the quality they possess as the Burscough boss stresses that they mustn’t get carried away despite the excitement.

He continued: “It’s probably going to be our toughest so far but we’re going there full of confidence. We are going to lose games and have bad games at the office, we’ve had knocks and niggles, but the energy and commitment I can’t fault. 

“We have to go and start believing in ourselves a bit because I don’t think they do. It’s exciting but let’s not get too carried away. 

“I know it’s going to be tough. We’ve been very good off the ball but not as good with the ball so we need to be better but we’ve been tough to break down. 

“If the lads continue putting the work in and listening to what we’re telling them, I think we’ll be okay but we do need to be slightly better because the amount of chances we’ve created are ridiculous, we haven’t scored enough goals.”

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