Skelmersdale United manager Richard Brodie says his side must improve as they look to return to winning ways.
The Blues’ disappointing run continued as they were edged out by rivals Bootle last Saturday, the result left them just points clear of the bottom four with Colne, City of Liverpool and Ramsbottom United all capable of leapfrogging them this weekend.
Skelmersdale United are currently on a run of four consecutive defeats after Macclesfield, Witton Albion, Workington and the Bucks running out winners. Their last win came at the end of October when they beat Mossley.
Brodie has called for a response from his side. He told Off The Park: “There is a response [needed] we’ve now lost four on the bounce and I go back to a few weeks ago where you win three in a row then lose four.
“We’re losing by the odd goal, one goal and the goals that we’re conceding are awful, they’re mistakes, I feel like I keep repeating myself about consistency but we’re at this level for a reason players, staff because we’re not consistent enough.
“If we eradicate or minimise the mistake, these defeats by one goal becomes draws then there’s a chance to win games of football.
“There’s no easy game in this division, if you look at the inconsistency of the division, probably bar Runcorn Linnets and Leek, maybe, everyone has had funny results.”
Kidsgrove sit just outside the playoffs and have shot up the table after winning four of their previous five. But the Skem boss hopes that playing against one of the team’s pushing for the playoffs could work in their favour.
“We’re fully aware of Kidsgrove’s threat and we’ll do our due diligence on them, I think sometimes playing teams at the top of the table is easier, from my experience as a player, from the games as manager our best games probably come against Macclesfield and Mossley who were first and second,” he explained.
“If you flip it and look at it that way, we can go into the game full of confidence, we’re not a million miles away. If we eradicate the mistakes, minimise them and take our chances at the other end.
“We just need to look at ourselves before looking at Kidsgrove, we know their threats but we have to improve as a unit.”