Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch is keen to keep the focus on the evolvement of his side despite the Bull’s recent run.
Their 1-1 draw with City of Liverpool extended their run without a win as Peter Wylie cancelled out Kyle Sambor’s opener.
Lynch took over at the club in early October last year with Cables in the bottom reaches of the Northern Premier League West and didn’t win his first match until November 16 when they overcame Mossley.
Whilst they have slipped away from the playoff places after their recent run of games without a win, Lynch was reflective in gauging how far they have come since he took over – they managed to beat the drop as they needed points per game.
“People get carried away but you only need to look at where we was last year, if you look at the City of Liverpool game, it was probably a similar time to when we played them last year and got a drubbing,” he told Off The Park.
“If you look at that, it shows how far we’ve come, we’ve made massive strides. I’m happy with the attitude and the application of the players, I can’t fault them, we just keep striving to get better – which I’m sure we will.
“We’re not far away, we need to keep going, keep the belief but we’ve come a long way from when I first took over, we just need to keep building on.
“We just need to be a little bit more clinical which we will work on, there’s loads of positives,” he continued. ‘You look at the games, barring Runcorn which was a cup game and we made changes, Mossley, Clitheroe – Kidsgrove was not a great performance – but overall play, generally pleasing.
“We need to keep going and stay positive, I know it’s a results business but you can see how the attitude and everything on the pitch is so pleasing, we’ve got to keep at it and make sure the lads keep that level.”
They’re back on the road this weekend as they travel to Hanley Town. The Staffordshire side have enjoyed their resurgence under former Stoke City defender, Ryan Shotton.
The trip to Hanley is an opportunity for Cables to end their current run which extended to five-matches, last time out.
Lynch added: “It’s a tough game, I went and watched them at the weekend they’re well organised, very experienced so we’ve got to be at our best.
“There’s no easy games in this league, it’s how we prepare, I think we can take positives despite results not going our way, if we keep doing them then your luck and everything will change, you’ve got to keep the belief, keep doing what you’re good at and we’re looking forward to the game.”
Their draw with City of Liverpool was marred by a section of the Prescot Cables targeting opposition manager Paul McNally and his family with a series of chants, both clubs have since come out and condoned the incidents.
Lynch said: “We condemn the level of abuse, I think sometimes it crosses over from being banter to becoming personal. It’s unnecessary.
‘I’m not on Twitter or social media so I don’t know what’s been said but I seen an article in the Echo but it’s unnecessary, it goes from friendly banter to becoming naughty.
‘I’m sure as a club, we will do everything in our power to deal with it, very thoroughly, proper and deal with it in the appropriate manner.”