Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch insists his side is ready for their derby clash against Runcorn Linnets as they look for their first league win of the campaign.
They’ve taken two points from their opening two games after draws against 1874 Northwich and Workington, both of which the Cables manager felt could’ve been six points.
Last weekend, the Pesky Bulls booked their place in the next round of the FA Cup in style as they cruised past Skelmersdale United 3-1. John Murphy’s brace added to Kyle Sambor’s opener with Elliot Morris denying Harvey Passant a clean sheet.
They welcome a Linnets side who have four points from three games under new manager Dave Wild. But Lynch is looking to make home advantage count and says his side are ready.
He told Off The Park: “I don’t know much about Runcorn, a new manager’s gone in there,he’ll put his own slant on it. He’s brought in his own players so it’ll be a different test but being at home in front of our home supporters, we’ve got great supporters, it’ll be a good atmosphere.
“We’re at home, Prescot is a tough place to come, we’re looking forward to the game, we’ll be refreshed and ready.
“Without reflecting too much on last year, we’re a total different team in terms of how we were, the group of players that we’ve assembled this year.
“Last year, we were getting done by the odd sucker punch at the end. We’re a different team, different mindset, they’ll be the same but we’re looking forward to it. After Saturday’s performance, the lads are in good spirits and we’ll be ready for them.”
Lynch praised his side for their showing in the FA Cup Preliminary Round as they brushed aside Paul McNally’s side.
He added: “I thought we played some unbelievable football, we controlled the game, going 3-0 up at half-time, I don’t think you could have had any arguments if it was five or six with the chances we had.
“The second half, I knew they’d come out a little bit different, they had to have a go in terms of a rollicking that a manager would give but we managed the game really well.
“We were a little bit disjointed with Ally (Alex Gofton) went off, the lads came into the back of him and he’s landed awkwardly. We seen the game out, we was quite comfortable and at the death we could’ve scored two. Overall, really pleased how we performed on the day.
“The FA Cup is special, it’s a one-off game, the feeling at the end of the game it does breed winning confidence and the manner of performance even more so. Full credit to the players, happy to be in the hat for the next round.
“Collectively, they took on board what we worked on, said to them and how they conducted themselves. It’s hard to pick individual performances when you play so well. It’s more to do with how they’ve took on board instructions, stuck the gameplan, it was good and really pleasing.”