Michael Ellison relishing Prescot Cables derby prospect as City of Liverpool rue three points lost in Kendal draw

City of Liverpool in action against Kendal Town

City of Liverpool manager Michael Ellison was left disappointed by the point against Kendal Town but is excited for the derby clash with Prescot Cables.

The Purps could only muster a point last time out against the relegation strugglers as they were held to a goalless draw.

Despite dominating, they couldn’t find the back of the net with Ellison accepting his side ‘wasn’t good enough’.

However, they will face the difficult prospect of Prescot Cables next as they travel to the IP Truck Parts Stadium for the tense test against Kevin Lynch’s side.

Cables are also on a difficult run despite beating Mossley, they have lost their last two against Glossop and Workington.

They sit in the relegation play-off position but the Purps boss is not overlooking their opponents.

“Certainly yeah [three points lost] I think without being disrespectful to Kendal, it was a game that we felt we could’ve and probably should’ve won,” he told Off The Park.

“On the balance, we’ve probably had 80 per cent of the possession and they’ve come to get a point, maybe get something on the counter, credit to them I thought they defended really really well.

“Their two defenders were excellent but it’s a tough one because for all the possession we had we never created as many chances as we should.

“But we created three clear cut opportunities and we just haven’t took them. Before the game if you’d of said to me, your ‘keeper won’t have a save to make, dominate the possession and create three clear cut chances I’d of took that. If we got the early goal then it’s a different story and we haven’t, we are where we are have to accept it wasn’t good enough on the day. 

“You have to say lack of quality but conditions played a part, we knew that before the game, the conditions were really really awful. It was tough to play the game we wanted to play but it was the same for everybody and other teams managed to get over the line.

“You got that feeling the longer it went on they had something to hold onto. Like I said, don’t want to be disrespectful to them, they’re a different side to what they were a couple of weeks ago and they did defend really well.

“They’ll be delighted with it but we’re disappointed with it but we have to move on and we go onto another tough one on Saturday. 

“Not easy at all, it’s a local derby, they’ll be a lot of fans there. I went to the game where they beat Mossley the fans were great, they made a real impact, they were loud, vocal.

“Some players we know well and they’ve got a decent side. I say to our lads every week you can’t look at where teams are in the table it’s so false.

“Over the last couple of months, anybody can beat anybody so we’re going into the games confident but certainly it overlooking them because it won’t be easy. 

“It’s something I’ve always been aware of [the fans] we’ve been there a couple of times. It’s hostile but it’s great that’s what you want. We spent so long without any fans in the stadium so I’m not certainly complaining when it’s full and fans are screaming, having a go at you it’s part and parcel.

“I will discuss the players they understand, a lot of local lads there, they understand the rivalry. They’re scrapping for their lives and they’d love nothing more to get one over on us and same with us. It’s something that we’ll relish and we’ll have a good go.”

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