Trevor Sinclair: It’ll be a different trip to Warrington

Reece Pearce looks for an opening against Ossett Albion. Picture: Tony North
Reece Pearce looks for an opening against Ossett Albion. Picture: Tony North

Things will be a little different for Trevor Sinclair when he heads to Cantilever Park for the second time this season on Saturday.

The Dolly Blues’ assistant boss was a pundit when Warrington Town shocked League 2 Exeter in the first round of the FA Cup back in November.

Lancaster City v Ossett Albion. Picture: Tony North Trevor Sinclair

Lancaster City v Ossett Albion. Picture: Tony North Trevor Sinclair

Now the former England winger will be in the dugout as Lancaster look to make it five wins out of five in 2015.

Sinclair said: “It was a fantastic run for them economically and to put them on the map.

“It was my first time visiting there and I was fortunate enough to see the stadium packed out before a big live TV game.

“They did a marvellous job with it and it means they’ve got plenty of games in hand in the league.

“It’ll be a bit strange going back there when it’s empty but we’re going there to do a job.”

The latest win in City’s fine run was 1-0 over Ossett Albion on Saturday meaning all four in the recent upturn in fortunes have come by a single goal.

Sinclair said: “It was great to see how the lads stuck to the task again defensively.

“The lads didn’t let each other down and that’s a testament to the team starting from the front.

“With the talent we’ve got up front we’re always going to create chances and if we carry on clean sheets we’re going to win games.”

The perfect start to 2014 has seen City build up real momentum ahead of the trip to face Shaun Reid’s Yellows who despite their FA Cup heroics sit two places below City in 15th in the Evo-Stik First Division North, albeit with a couple of games in hand.

The Wire are also building up a head of steam themselves and are unbeaten in five games.

Sinclair said: “The lads have bought into things.

“Before Christmas we were conceding goals with individual errors and taking risks in the wrong areas.

“That’s not about being a good about player that’s just having the right mentality and we’ve cut those out this year.

“Momentum is huge, confidence is huge and the belief in the way we’re trying to play is really high.

“Long may it continue.”

Lancaster City found out on Wednesday that they will travel to Evo-Stik First Division North rivals Farsley in the quarter-finals of the Doodson Sport Cup. 
The tie will be played on Tuesday, February 17.