Prescot Cables manager Steven Daley expressed his delight at picking up his first win as he sets his sights on making it two-in-two.
The wait for their first win came to an end against Mossley thanks to Anthony Donaldson’s double after a tough start for the new management staff at the Joseph Russell Stadium.
It’s been a topsy-turvy start to life in the hot seat for Daley after picking his first starting 11 a matter of days after Kevin Lynch departed. In their five-match run, they faced Widnes, Leek Town, Colne, Glossop North End and the Lillywhites.
During that spell, he has been forced to weather injuries with the likes of Jack Goodwin, James Edgar and Tom Dean all missing in different encounters through knocks.
Nevertheless, Daley hailed his sides performance on Saturday and eyes another triumph when they travel to Witton on Saturday.
“It was well overdue, we know what this group of players can do and since we come in, we just couldn’t quite get there,” he said speaking to Off The Park. “There was a few factors like injuries and a couple of other reasons but it was nice to get back to somewhere where we think the team is about. It was a great win, especially against a good team.
“You could see a little bit of relief after the game with all the players, it was nice to get that first win.
“Now we believe we can kick on and finish the season strong albeit, we’ve got tough games butt when we’re at it, with a fully-fit squad, we can be a tough test for anyone.
“At home, the games we’ve had we haven’t really performed. We showed spells against Leek but I think against Mossley, we got back somewhere we know this group of players can be, we got the ball down and played, we played when we could and then we hit them on the counter which was a plan we executed well. I thought we were good value for the win.”
Donaldson opened his account for Cables after being one of Daley’s first signings and it was fitting that his inspirational display earned the points.
“We’ve been keen on Tony for a long time, myself and Peter have been watching his progress since the start of the season when we played at their place,” he said.
“He was very, very good, he ran the game so we’ve been watching from afar and since he’s come in, he’s had a very good start. He’s got on with the lads well, knew a couple already, but on Saturday he gave a performance that we knew he had in him, we expect it off him because he’s quality. He can only improve.
“Witton are a very good team, they didn’t get off to the best of starts but they’ve got themselves in a great position,” he said ahead of their trip to Albion. Jon Macken’s side have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes in recent months as they sailed up the league to within three points of the playoffs.
“It’s going to be a very tough test but it’s one we go into looking forward to.
“It’s the same against any team in this league, if you’re not at it, you’re going to get punished. There’s no reason why we can’t go there, put a strong performance in and get a result, that’s what we fully expect to do.
“We’ve got to understand where we are but we’re just looking at each game as it comes, finish strong, hopefully be able to bring one or two more to have a look at them to see where we’re at going forward. Then we can start looking and building for the next season.”