Lancaster City boss looking forward to returning to action

Phil Brown.
Phil Brown.

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is looking forward to returning to competitive action on Saturday.

The Dolly Blues have seen their last three games postponed with Tuesday night’s Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy quarter-final against Ashton Athletic called off due to the power problems in and around the city.

The club however are confident this weekend’s clash with Scarborough Athletic in the Evo-Stik First Division North will be good to go.

Brown said: “As far as I’m aware things are looking good for Saturday.

“The pitch is fine and the power is coming back so we should be able to get a game on.

“Like a lot of clubs in our league they’ve had some indifferent form.

“They’re just below us and have been winning a couple, losing a couple and drawing a couple.

“But we won’t suffer fools and will do all our planning and preparation with a view to winning the game.

“We’ll have to be on the front foot to try and take something from the game.”

Brown refused to grumble too much about games being called off, with last Saturday’s trip to New Mills also a washout, given how people had been affected by flooding and power cuts.

He said: “I’m not going to complain because of some of the stuff that has been happening to people.

“But from a playing point of view it was frustrating that we couldn’t get the game on on Tuesday and that Saturday’s game at New Mills was called off.

“We’ve been desperate to get back out there because our last game was the Mossley defeat (3-0 on November 28).

“We’ve trained though and had several sessions where the lads have worked really hard.

“I can’t fault their application.”

The Ashton Athletic quarter-final has been rescheduled for this Tuesday night, December 15, with kick-off 7.45pm at Giant Axe.

It means the planned league game against Burscough will have to be moved with a new date to be finalised.