Wainwright urges fans to flock to Axe

Lancaster City managers Neil Wainwright (left) and Michael Stringfellow.
Lancaster City managers Neil Wainwright (left) and Michael Stringfellow.

Lancaster City joint manager Neil Wainwright has urged fans of Lancaster City to get down to Giant Axe to support their team as they build for the future and aim to take the club up the divisions.

Attendances at Giant Axe have been indifferent this season, averaging around the 110 mark, and Wainwright believes stay-away fans are missing out.

He said: “This is very early days in myself and Michael’s managerial career and we’d love people to give us a chance, we are 
moulding a squad to take this club from strength to strength.”

“This is a new era and a new way of looking at things and we want to take this club onwards and upwards.”

“This is a chance to watch local lads trying their best for the shirt, being positive and growing together.”

The Dolly Blues ended their five game winless streak at Farsley on Saturday and Wainwright was impressed with his charges.

He said, “It was a great win, we feel as though we have been putting in some decent performance in recent weeks, against Skelmersdale United for example, and not picking up any points so it was great to take all three.”

Skelmersdale are the league’s unbeaten side and along with Mossley are creeping away at the top of the pile but Wainwright does not see his side as being too far behind.

He said, “There has been three stand-out sides in Trafford, Mossley and Skelmersdale but those aside the league quality is even, anyone can beat anyone.”

“We were unlucky against Mossley and Skelmersdale and I felt we matched them, while I see Trafford as the only really impressive side this term.”

Striker Darren Green impressed and scored twice against Farsley and Wainwright says there is more to come from their signing from Bamber Bridge.

“He is a talented lad, sometimes you don’t know what you’re going to get with him but he did well on Saturday and will do again.”

With Christmas just around the corner Wainwright is looking

forward to having the big day off and the chance to put some results together.

He said, “It’s going to be different for me this year as a manager, not having to train on Christmas Day as I have done previously.

“It is a hectic time but one where you enjoy as you know you can put your performances right quickly as the games pile up; these lads love to be playing so it’s the perfect time for them.”

City welcome Curzon Ashton to Giant Axe on Saturday before a Boxing Day trip to Bamber Bridge and the Dolly Blues are beginning to see their squad return to near-full strength.

Rob Wilson will be missing as he recovers from an ankle knock while bosses Wainwright and Stringfellow are also absent through injury.