City of Liverpool face Farsley Celtic as they look to bounce back from unacceptable defeat

Lewis Potter scores for City of Liverpool in win over Warrington Rylands

City of Liverpool face a tough task in the next round of the FA Cup as they welcome National League North side Farsley Celtic.

Their win over Clitheroe secured their place in the hat but as a result, pitted them against a side two divisions above.

Michael Ellison’s side come into the side on the back of an impressive win over Rylands but will be looking to bounce back after they suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Colne.

A loss that left the Purps manager angry at the disappointing showing.

“The lads understood I was disappointed I will have to apologise to the fans that were there,” Ellison said.

“That’s not a reflection of what we’re about, the opposite in what we are. We may be lacking quality in certain areas but quality and work rate and all those things we’ve shown them early on.

“For one reason it’s gone and it’s unacceptable and it won’t be tolerated. As a manager it’s something I’ve got to change, we can’t keep having a good result then a bad result and saying we need a reaction we’ve got to find some consistency.

“We know where the problems are, that’s safe to say and it’s my job as a manager to sort them out. It might not be Saturday, it might not be Tuesday, but it will be sorted out.”

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But Saturday sees City of Liverpool continue their FA Cup adventure with the visit of Adam Lakeland’s side.

Ellison sees it as a chance for his side to bounce back and give a good showing of themselves after Tuesday added to their miserable away run.

“[It’s a] Tough game, we’ve done a bit of homework on them, know a couple of managers in their league and gave us a bit of info on them.

“I went home last night after the Colne game and watched some of their highlights. We’ll prepare ourselves. We might have Adam Hughes back for us, not too sure about Shaun we may have lost Louis Isherwood to potentially a broken nose, Freddie Potter’s ended up with stitches so we’ll have to see where we are on the day.

“Hopefully patch ourselves up and get a response. The pressures all on them we’re not expected to win the game, they are so I think it’s a game that’s a free hit we just have to give a good account of ourselves, we didn’t do that yesterday so hopefully Saturday we’ll see that.”

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