BORO PUSH ON WITH FIXTURES
As the season moves towards its finale the Bacup Borough squad continue to push on with their backlog of fixtures.
This week alone will see the lads take to the field three times with games against South Liverpool, Ashton Town and also this coming Saturday in the cup against FC St Helens.
A massive achievement for all those players and staff who also work full time as do many thousands of other semi professional footballers up and down the country going through a similar situation.
The manager Brent Peters is eager to give opportunities to others in the squad
Speaking to the borough manager, he said; "It's really difficult for everybody involved. The weather hasn't been kind to any of us this season, and the fact that we went twelve weeks without a midweek fixture hasn't helped matters one bit. Saying that. All we can do is try our best to squeeze them all in as instructed by the league. Personally it's not been great and hopefully lessons will be learned by all those who have the ability to change things."
Discussing team selection with Brent he said; "We are fortunate to have a good bunch of talented players at the club. After Saturday's win against Abbey Hulton United in the cup I'd already made up my mind to change things ahead of Monday's game with South Liverpool FC.
"Giving game time to several U23s players and resting key players with a busy few weeks ahead of us was important. Of course the league season matters, but with another big game on the horizon this weekend it was key that the lads had time to rest."
Ashton Town FC are the visitors to the Brian Boys Stadium and after it ended 3-3 earlier on in the season the borough boss is under no illusion how difficult the game will be tonight.
"It will be tough, they always are against Ashton. What we need to do is make sure that we are ready to give it our all. I've always been a big believer in focusing on ourselves first and foremost. If we can get that right then the opposition will need to do something special to beat us."
The manager didn't go as far as to name his team, but I'm sure they'll be changes and opportunities for others to get their chance.