DARREN BROOKFIELD says he is glad to be back playing for Burscough, and hopes The Linnets can pick up that winning habit soon.
The wide man netted a hat-trick - his first for the club - in the Greens’ 5-0 win over Garforth Town on Saturday, and featured in the 2-0 defeat at home to Ramsbottom United on Tuesday.
And having missed a chunk of the season with an ankle problem, Brookfield says he is looking forward to getting back in the groove with Derek Goulding’s side.
“It’s good to be back,” he said. “I’ve had a few injuries at the start of the season, so it is just nice to be back playing.
“I ruptured a blood vessel in my shin, which was causing me problems with my ankle, and that kept me out. It was hard to get back in, with the way some of the lads have been playing this season.
“But to get the hat-trick was nice. It is my first at this level, I think. I’ve scored braces before but never three in a game. I’ve been trying not to shout too much about it. I teach at a college, so the pupils have been asking me about it, but I know how quickly it can change in football, so no bragging!”
Burscough currently lie in mid-table in the Evo-Stik First Division North, but Brookfield believes their performances should have yielded more points.
“We’ve been playing some good stuff, but we just haven’t been getting the wins we want,” he said. “We will dominate games and not put them away, or concede sucker punch goals at bad times, like we did against Ramsbottom.”
Burscough travel to Ossett Albion this weekend, before a home clash with Warrington Town on Tuesday.