Lancaster boss Peacock: We can beat anyone on our day

Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock, back row far right, and his assistant Trevor Sinclair, front row far right, were part of the Men United v Prostate Cancer event at Morecambe's Globe Arena on Saturday.
Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock, back row far right, and his assistant Trevor Sinclair, front row far right, were part of the Men United v Prostate Cancer event at Morecambe's Globe Arena on Saturday.

Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock insists his side can beat anyone on their day - despite their patchy start to the new season.

The Dolly Blues head coach took positives from both the 3-0 defeat to Mossley on Saturday and the 1-1 draw with Warrington at Giant Axe on Tuesday night.

It means Peacock’s side are four games without a win in the Evo-Stik First Division North ahead of their trip to the North East to face West Allotment Celtic in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

But the head coach remains unflinching in his belief that results will come, starting in the world’s most famous cup competition.

He said: “We’ve done our homework on them and like us they’ve made an indifferent start to the season.

“But on our day I’m still confident we can beat anybody in our division or at the level West Allotment play at.

“I’m really confident in the players and what they can do.

“It’s just about building on what we’ve done so far, especially on Tuesday night and in the first half against Mossley.

“We’ve just got to take it into every game. That’s got to be target.”

Peacock was pleased to see his side put together a complete 90 minutes against Warrington having played well in patches this season, including at Mossley on Saturday.

He said: “Despite the result at Mossley the first half might be the best we’ve played since I’ve been here.

“But the second half was really disappointing because we were punished for our mistakes.

“I thought we still played some good stuff in the second half but the dressing room wasn’t a nice place to be after the game.

“It was good to see that we carried the best bits in to Tuesday.

“Physically and mentally everyone was really up for it and we played some good football.

“It was really important we didn’t lose the game and the way we reacted to the second half on Saturday was magnificent.”

For the first time this season Peacock is set to have nearly a full squad to choose from on Saturday with central defender Jacob Davis available again after a knee injury.

Rob Henry however has suffered another setback. After missing several months due to viral meningitis the right back started against Mossley only to pick up a knee injury.