We’re organised and now we’re heading upwards
TERRY Green believes organisation has been key to Burscough’s improvement since his appointment at Victoria Park. Burscough defeated Abbey Hey 5-0 at the weekend thanks to doubles from strike pair Chad Whyte and debutant Connor Findlayson as well as a goal from Will Doherty.
Green joined Linnets at the beginning of November with the club’s official statement stating a desire to finish in the top-half of the HSL Premier Division.
The former Squires Gate assistant, however, has lost just one of his opening nine league games with Burscough sitting sixth in the table.
“I can’t put my finger on what’s gone previously. All I’ve done is gone in and we’ve got organised,” Green said this week.
“We’ve set a standard. We’ve set it individually and then if you do it individually then if you do it collectively as a team it all comes together.
“The organisational side has taken a couple of weeks in terms of defensive work on the training ground, defending set-pieces, corners, etc, but it’s also the lads’ willingness to learn.
“They’re a great bunch of lads. The new players have settled in and the camaraderie is fantastic now.”
With Findlayson the latest new addition to catch the eye at Victoria Park, Green detailed his relationship with the young forward.
“I’ve known Connor for a while,” he added. “He was signed by Fleetwood and went through the ranks and signed a scholarship there.
“He was released at the back-end of last season and I signed him for Squires Gate.
“I’ve always followed him and as soon as I got the job [at Burscough] I was trying to get hold of him.
“He’s only a young lad, 18, and it’s great to see him performing.
“He works so well with Chad, they’ve got a great understanding, and he’s a big strong lad. There’s plenty to come from him and there’s plenty to learn as well.”
Burscough manager Terry Green