Sutton sets sights on Linnets success
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.”