‘We’re looking to finish strong’ – Steven Daley lays out Prescot Cables ambition ahead of Runcorn Linnets clash after City of Liverpool win

Prescot Cables celebrate vs City of Liverpool

Prescot Cables manager Steven Daley has dedicated their win over City of Liverpool to the fans as match-winner Francis Smith praised.

The midfielder, who plies his trade in the Merseyrail Business Houses, with Home Bargain netted his first goal for the Bulls in their 1-0 win over the Purps last weekend.

He arrowed a left-footed effort into the bottom corner leaving Ben Barnes rooted to the spot. The triumph marked the continued upsurge in performances under Daley as they look to end the season positively.

“It’s a very good win, it’s one for the fans if I’m being honest, I don’t think we’ve beat them in a while and they’ve been on a good run of form,” he told Off The Park.

“In this league to go away from home and take the three points is great but it does make it that extra bit special that it’s against City of Liverpool.

“The lads have been full of confidence, anyone who has seen our games we have collectively got better but we’ve made a couple of defensive mistakes, which we’ve got right, we’re still creating a lot of chances and whether it’s a bit more luck or a bit more composure in the final third we’d put teams to bed. We got the goal on Saturday and it was enough.

“I’ve known Franny for a while, I knew he could make the step up because the kids special, he’s quality and technically he’s very good,” Daley added lauding Saturday’s match-winner.

“It was just to make that step up and do it but for me, he’ll only get better and better and I was made up with his goal, he’s worked really hard, he’s loving it. I’m excited to see what levels we can take Franny to in his game.”

This Saturday, the Bulls travel to the APEC Taxis Stadium where the face Runcorn Linnets. Billy Paynter’s side are looking to further assert themselves in the playoff places with the likes of Witton Albion and Mossley breathing down their necks in a late push for a top-five finish.

Should results go their way, a win for Linnets could see them leapfrog Clitheroe into fourth and for Prescot Cables, they’re looking to complete the double after their 1-0 win earlier in the season.

With Linnets looking to bolster their hopes of seeing their season continue beyond April 22, Daley has called upon his side’s professionalism to go out and win the game.

He said: “They’re a good team, we did beat them at our place and then they beat us in the cup. It’s always a tough game, I don’t expect anything different. They’re looking towards the playoffs and we’re looking to finish the season strong, I’m expecting a tough, competitive game but it’s one we’re looking forward to.

“The lads are professional, we want to win every game we go into, we don’t go into any game to not give it our best and the lads will give their all. You want to win every game you play, we’re trying to finish the season strong and if we can go there and take three points, that’s the aim.”

[Featured Image: John Middleton – Prescot Cables]

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