Sut­ton sets sights on Lin­nets suc­cess

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Sport - BY EMMA SAN­DERS

BURSCOUGH FC have kick-started their pre­sea­son prepa­ra­tions and there has been plenty of changes go­ing on at the club in re­cent weeks.

Fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Keith McCann at the end of the 2016-17 sea­son, Burscough have ap­pointed for­mer pro­fes­sional foot­baller Dave Sut­ton as their new man­ager.

Sut­ton has been ruth­less in his open­ing weeks as boss and there are just two play­ers from last sea­son’s squad who re­main at Burscough.

Deklan Hill and Adam Gilchrist were the lucky pair but Burscough re­leased al­most an en­tire squad as they look to re-group ahead of the new sea­son.

A num­ber of tri­al­ists and un­known new sign­ings took to the field on Satur­day when they took on Nel­son in the open­ing pre-sea­son fix­ture.

Burscough came away with a 3-2 vic­tory and the club’s me­dia of­fi­cer Ross Chan­d­ley thinks there’s plenty for the club to start get­ting ex­cited about.

“Satur­day was the first game of the pre-sea­son cam­paign and we man­aged to come away with a vic­tory which was pleas­ing,” said Chan­d­ley.

“The squad only has two play­ers from last sea­son and the rest have been through a process of tri­als and tests be­fore join­ing us.

“Ev­ery­one wants to for­get about the lows of last sea­son’s rel­e­ga­tion and off-field dis­tur­bances so to kick pre­sea­son off with a win was just what we all needed.

“It gave the club’s morale a boost but there is still a lot to do be­tween now and the be­gin­ning of the sea­son.

“We want to aim high though. We have a new sta­dium on the hori­zon and lots of new changes to get ex­cited about.”

Burscough’s pre-sea­son cam­paign con­tin­ues over the next few weeks and they have plenty of games lined up against some tough op­po­si­tion.

Dave Sut­ton hopes to be able to put to­gether some squad con­sis­tency by the end of the sum­mer and Chan­d­ley is ex­cited to see what style of play he en­cour­ages his team to pro­duce.

“We have a tough game against Ever­ton’s un­der-23s on Wed­nes­day evening and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to that,” said Chan­d­ley.

“They will be great tests for the play­ers and hope­fully give the new man­ager a chance to work on some ideas and tac­tics go­ing into the new sea­son.

“It’s an ex­cit­ing time and we hope to see lots of changes tak­ing place at Burscough FC through­out the rest of the sum­mer.”

Burscough recorded a sur­prise win over High­field at the week­end (see in­side) and (left in­set) Burscough FC in ac­tion last sea­son against Hyde United

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