Match Preview: Skelmersdale United (H)

The Pitmen return to action on Saturday as we host Skelmersdale United at Keys Park.

This won’t be the first time that Skelmersdale have made the trip down to us, although it will be the first league meeting between the two sides on our own pitch. The only previous game at Keys Park came at the end of January 2009 when United recorded a 3-2 victory in the League Cup.

It has been a tough season to date for our visitors, with them currently sitting bottom of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League not having gained a victory on their travels so far this campaign. We will be gunning to make sure that doesn’t change on Saturday as we look to complete a league double.

Gary Birch, assistant manager, knows how important the game could be to changing the course of the remainder of the season for the Pitmen.

He said:

“It is a massive game at home for us against Skelmersdale United. There are no easy games at this level of football and we have been preparing properly to get our season back on track. We have got the characters and ability here to do that it is just having a bit of confidence and trust out on the pitch.

“We shall be going into the game on Saturday in the positive state of mind and hopefully we can put all of our good work to fruition by putting the ball in the back of the net.”

The caretaker team will be able to call on the services of midfielder David McDermott after he returned to training on Thursday evening but Jordan Fitzpatrick (hamstring) will miss out after picking up an injury on Tuesday evening.

The game kicks off at 3pm and Strikers Bar will be open to all supporters both before and after the match.

Ahead of the game there will be a minute’s silence taking place in order to remember Mick Johnson who passed away last week.

Admission Prices:
£12 Adult Main Stand
£11 Adult Terrace
£8 Concession Main Stand
£7 Concession Terrace
£12 Family Ticket – One Adult and One Child

‘Big’ Mick Johnson

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