Paul McNally believes the Northern Premier League table currently isn’t reflective of City of Liverpool’s quality as he eyes a surge up the standings.
The Purps manager has expressed his intent to see his side rise up the table, starting against 1874 Northwich on Saturday.
Despite not playing in the league in over a month, City of Liverpool have tasted success beating both 1874 Northwich and Witton Albion in the FA Trophy.
As a result of their involvement and the fixture schedule, their last league involvement was the 3-2 defeat to Vauxhall Motors but the Purps have come on since then. McNally has been pleased with the showing, even with a lack of competitive minutes in the legs of his players.
“It was pleasing that it was 13 days inactivity again since our last game, 13 a week before that so it’s two games in nearly a month, considering the inactivity we started well but tired as the game went on,” he told Off The Park.
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“We went into our shell with 20 minutes to go, 2-0 up, we could’ve been comfortable and it kicked in but we got the win, move into the next round and it’s all that matters in cup football.
“Everyone likes to win in the cup, it takes a little bit of pressure off, adds a bit of prestige but the only thing from my point of view, we haven’t played in the league since August 28 and the table doesn’t reflect how it should.
“We’re second from bottom but with two and three games in hand, it’s about putting points on the board and showing a truer reflection of where we should be in the table.”
The likes of Callum Schorah, Danny Mitchley and Josh Quarless have been instrumental in their recent success and the trio have shown no signs of slowing down – Schorah netting twice in their win over Jon Macken’s side last time out.
McNally insists he isn’t keen on wasting the games in hand as he looks to push the Purps into the upper reaches of the table.
He added: “The table isn’t truly reflecting of our performances at the minute, we’re now back to the bread and butter now.
“It’s a case of getting points on the board, it’ll be no easy task against 1874 Northwich. You never have two results the same against a team in the space of a couple of weeks, we’ll be preparing right, there’s three points at stake and we want to climb the table, pushing up the table where I think we should be.”