Prescot Cables manager Steven Daley has expressed his excitement ahead of their derby clash with City of Liverpool.
The Pesky Bulls make the short journey to Vesty Road as they take on Paul McNally’s Purps on Saturday. Following their goalless draw against Kidsgrove Athletic, Cables slipped down a place in the Northern Premier League West table.
A 6-1 win for City of Liverpool saw them leapfrog Saturday’s opponents in the process. But Daley believes on the balance of play, his side should’ve had more than a point at the end of the encounter.
“I think we fully deserved the three points, I think we were the better team and created far more chances so I’m disappointed that we only got the draw,” he told Off The Park.
“Gradually, since I’ve come in we’ve been improving and the work on the training ground helps, I think our performances have been improving as we’ve been going along but the draw was because of the missed chances we’ve had.
“Some of the chances we had on Saturday we’ve got to take and we never but on the plus side, we kept a clean sheet so if you don’t win the game you have to make sure you don’t lose.
“We create a lot of chances, I keep saying to the lads that if you look at the majority of the season we create more clearcut chances than the opponent, we’ve just got to be a little bit more ruthless and clinical.
“We’ve just got to keep working on it, it will turn and they will start going in, you’ve got to trust the process and keep doing the right things on the training ground.”
The two sides shared the spoils when they last met at the Joseph Russell Stadium after Peter Wylie headed in to earn a late point for the Purps. After their recent run of improving performances, the Prescot Cables boss has his sights on an away win.
He said: “It’s always nice to play in a derby, they’re on a good run but form will go out the window when you play these types of these games. We’re really looking forward to it.
“It was probably a game of two halves, the first-half we were good for our money but in the second-half they come back into it and a lapse in defending saw them get the equaliser. We’ve got to concentrate on what we do well and hopefully everything will take care of itself.
“We expect to go and take three points in all games, we have no other motive than to take the points, that’s the aim. It’ll be the same this week, our game plan will be to go and win the game.”