City boss: ‘We meed to change our mindset’

Lancaster City head coach Darren Peacock.
Lancaster City head coach Darren Peacock.
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Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock says he wants his side to be viewed by their rivals as the biggest test in the league.

After drawing unbeaten league leaders Curzon Ashton in the FA Cup Peacock says his unbeaten charges are beginning to change their mindset into a team that can beat anyone.

He said: “I wasn’t bothered who we would get in the FA Cup, I have said this before and I’ll say it again I want to be winning every game, Tuesday and Saturday in every competition.”

On the chance to test his side against league leaders Curzon, to judge their form against another top side Peacock was forthright in his belief in his own squad.

He said: “We want teams to be saying that about us, that we are the test. We need to change our mindset.”

“We can slug it out as we did against Warrington and Spennymoor, be in a physical battle and we also need to believe that there is better to come from us, better football. It is already going OK.”

City stretched their unbeaten run to 16 games with a battling victory away at Spennymoor Town yet Peacock is dismissive of the importance of such a run to his team’s chances.

He said: “Yes, the results speak for themselves but the run does not concern me, there is no pressure for the lads on the pitch.”

“We concentrate on getting things right, this run has happened because we have set-up right, all the way back to pre-season.

“We have ridden our luck at times but you need that; against Spennymoor we had one shot on target and they had four or five but it is the things we do in training that allow us to win these matches.

“We work on the basics, hard work, discipline and possession and if we keep doing what we are doing- passing, moving- the results will look after themselves.”

“But the fact is we start again on Saturday, the run is forgotten and we take nothing for granted against Radcliffe Borough.”

Radcliffe visit Giant Axe on Saturday, the Dolly Blues then travel to Clitheroe on Tuesday night before that huge FA Cup tie with Curzon Ashton on September 28.

The club are running a supporters coach to the Curzon tie with seats priced at £10.

Contact the office on 01524 382228 for more details.