DEREK GOULDING returns to his old stomping ground this weekend as Burscough face Prescot Cables.
Goulding was the first ever manager of AFC Liverpool, who ground share with Cables, and now in charge of the Linnets the manager will hope for good fortune on his return.
Burscough returned to winning ways on Tuesday night as they progressed through to the next round of the Doodson Sports Cup with a 2-1 win over Ramsbottom United.
Early goals from Phil Clarke and Niall Cummins handed the Greens the lead and though Ramsbottom replied midway through the second half, Goulding’s men held on for the victory.
The midweek win was an ideal response following the disappointment of last Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to New Mills.
There was also defeat for this weekend’s opponents Prescot who lost out 2-0 to high-flying Clitheroe, despite making a wealth of chances.
Cables boss Dave Powell, who has watched Burscough in action recently, is pursuing a new striker and hopes to have him in the squad for Saturday’s game at Valerie Park.
“We are trying to bring in another forward,” revealed Powell.
“Getting someone to come down is difficult but coming to us, they can put themselves in the shop window.
“We have got the feelers out at the moment and have seven days’ notice on a striker.
“We have got options in the squad but we don’t have that physical targetman. We are working hard to bring that type of player in.”