Peacock: Momentum is key

Lancaster City head coach Darren Peacock.
Lancaster City head coach Darren Peacock.

Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock has challenged his side to keep up the momentum generated by their fine run of form despite seeing games hit by the bad weather.

The Dolly Blues, sixth in the Evo-Stik First Division North, have won their last two games but saw Saturday’s trip to Radcliffe Borough become the second game to be postponed in 2014.

And the head coach is hoping this weekend’s trip to Derbyshire to face New Mills doesn’t go the same way.

He said: “It’s been frustrating because things have been going well for us.

“So fingers crossed Saturday’s game is on. It’s hard to keep that momentum and feel-good factor.

“The players are working hard but things are jovial and the banter’s good in training and we don’t want to lose that.

“Last Saturday’s game was called off early so we trained in the afternoon instead because of that.

“It’s not broken things but it’s not ideal and it’s up to us to deal with it.

“I just can’t wait for this Saturday to come around.”

Peacock is content with his side’s position at the turn of the year but insists City could have won every game this season.

He said: “I think it’s really difficult to assess.

“As I’ve said this is an ongoing process and I’m still learning about the league.

“But I genuinely think we should have won every game up until this point on chances created.

“That’s something we’re always working on.”

And that means the head coach could look to bring in a new striker to support the likes of Jordan Connerton, Mark Jackson and Tom Kilifin with one move coming to nothing in recent days.

He said: “We have made an enquiry for a striker but nothing’s come off and I don’t expect it to go any further.

“I’m quite happy with the squad I’ve got at the moment.

“It’s small but we’ve got a few players who can play in several positions.

“That doesn’t mean we aren’t always looking to improve.”

The City boss may not be bringing any new players in imminently but is set to be boosted by the return of fresh bodies at New Mills.

He said; “The games being called off has given us a chance to get some players back from injury.

“Marshy (captain Neil Marshall) and Simon Wills will play for the reserves (tonight, Thursday) so we could have a fully fit squad to choose from.”

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City’s second string take on Colne at Giant Axe in a 7.45pm kick-off tonight, Thursday, with Marshall and Wills amongst those set to feature.