City boss Hesketh happy with break

LANCASTER City boss Tony Hesketh has welcomed his side’s near two-week break after their game at Warrington on Saturday was called off.

The Cantilever Park surface was deemed unplayable after snow and ice in the area and the Dolly Blues will have had 13 days without action when they host Clitheroe on Boxing Day.

Hesketh said: “We’ve got half a dozen niggles so I’ve got no problem with the break at all.

“It gives us a chance to recharge the batteries as we’ve had a bit of a blip by our standards. The Wigan Robin Park defeat (in the Lancashire Trophy last week) hurt very much.

“Our recent performances have not been as good as we would like, possibly down to the change in conditions. It’s been wet and blustery but you’ve got to deal with all the elements over the season and whoever comes out on top after 42 games will deserve it.

“We’re looking forward to two great derbies against Clitheroe and (AFC) Fylde over Christmas and we’re looking forward to the New Year and putting a run together in what promises to be one of the most exciting finishes this league has seen for a long time.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (22-12-11) for full story.