City of Liverpool manager Paul McNally issues Ramsbottom United challenge

City of Liverpool vs Mossley

City of Liverpool boss Paul McNally has reiterated that they must “do a job” as they travel to Ramsbottom United this weekend.

The Purps squandered a one-goal lead against Mossley on Saturday after taking the lead through Danny Mitchley.

However, two goals in 15 minutes for Mossley pair Mason Fawns and Jack Bannister – on the stroke of half-time – steered the encounter in the Lillywhite favour.

The defeat means they remain amongst the relegation scrap, outside of the drop zone on goal difference. But the City of Liverpool manager is adamant that they aren’t far away from hitting form.

He told Off The Park: “If we played like that [vs Runcorn Linnets] how we did on Saturday then we’d come away with all three points, we’ve gone ahead, gone 1-0 up then we’ve had a mad, crazy 15-20 minutes to the half and got beat.

“In the second half they didn’t have a shot on goal, if we carry on performing, we’re not far away, I said it the other week we’re not a million miles away but we’re really not. Keep knocking on the door, we’ve just got to keep believing it will turn it will eventually.

“Same as what’s gone wrong tonight, two individual errors, that is it. If we eradicate them, get sorted then we move on.

“We’re down there, other teams are winning, the league is tight. If we start putting some more points on the board then I think we will turn it again, Bootle have just won two games and gone five or six places so it could easily happen, it could be our turn.

“We did that about a month ago, won two or three and started moving up, I’ve got confidence we won’t be down there for long and other managers have said that – I truly believe that.”

They face Ramsbottom this weekend, the team below them in the table as Lee Donafee’s side look to leapfrog both the Purps and Colne to clear the danger zone.

Seven points separate Prescot Cables in ninth and Ramsbottom in 19th, McNally insists that his squad know the expectations for Saturday’s clash.

He added: “The lads know what they’ve got to do, we’ve got to go there and do a job. They’re down there, we’re down there, just see what happens and we’ll go there for the win.

“It’s never easy to go, Ramsbottom is a tough place to go, no matter how they are – I know Lee well, he’ll get them organised, have them switched on so I’m anticipating a good, tough game, hopefully one we can come away with some kind of points from.

“We go there to win like every match, we might not get the result we want on Saturday but we might go get the next two or three so it’s early days to say it’s pivotal. It’s not career-defining, it’s more get some points on the board and start giving us a little positive vibe around the place.”

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