‘Needs to be addressed’ – City of Liverpool manager Paul McNally makes Witton Albion demand amid indifferent home form 

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City of Liverpool manager Paul McNally has targeted Witton Albion as the match that kickstarts their home run.

Since succeeding Michael Ellison, the Purps boss has looked improve their fortunes on the pitch.

Whilst they have picked up points away at Trafford and Workington, they have suffered defeats on their home path against Leek Town and Newcastle Town.

“I’ve said recently that we want to make our home pitch a fortress, it’s a nice pitch, people come and want to play – it’s not an intimidating ground like some hostile environments, it’s a nice pitch, nice ground,” he told Off The Park.

“Teams enjoy coming here and I feel it’s about time we start winning and putting points on the board at home, our away form hasn’t been as bad, we can grind wins and draws out but home form needs to be addressed, we need to give our fans something to cheer about at home.

“It’s going to be a tight game, I think we’re going to have a go but all I’m anticipating is three points, that’s what I want. We need to do what’s required, as long as we get three points.”

City of Liverpool held Prescot Cables last Friday and there were positives signs for the Purps as they found their form in the second-half.

They currently sit 18th, just two points ahead of the bottom two. A win could see them move level on points with Saturday’s opponents.

“They’re coming in off the back of a win, we’re coming off the back of a draw, they’ll be buoyant, fancying it, we’re at home and I fancy us,” McNally said.

“All we need to start doing now is picking points up, we’re picking up one’s but we’ve got to start turning draws into wins to really add significance to them points. It’s time we’re start getting on the points trail, stringing a few wins together and hopefully change our position but I’m anticipating a good game.

“They’re all important, significance-wise, if they win they’d go a little bit further away and if we win we go close to them, the significance is there but I don’t want to put too much importance on it at this early stage but there is pivotal moments and it could be a pivotal moment for us. I think we need to realise that, grab the bull by the horns and have a good go.”

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