BURSCOUGH will have to match the fighting spirit of relegation threatened Prescot Cables this weekend.
That is the belief of manager Derek Goulding who also says their Valerie Park pitch is an added challenge on Saturday.
The Linnets head to fourth bottom Prescot after losing out to a last minute goal against Harrogate Railway Athletic last weekend.
Burscough’s defeat came on the back of a season-high win over neighbours Skelmersdale United but Goulding was pragmatic about the loss.
Nevertheless, he wants to see a return to form on Saturday but knows the Greens will have to scrap to win the points.
“It is a testing place to go,” Goulding said of Valerie Park.
“Even when I was at AFC as their manager, it was quite a testing ground in itself.
“But it is another challenge for us for us and we’ll be up against a really spirited side.
“You have top adapt to these situations and hopefully come out on top.”
On the 1-0 defeat to Harrogate, he added: “The result wasn’t what we wanted but the game was pretty much what I had anticipated,” said Goulding.
“Coming after the Skem game, I anticipated that type of match. A little bit more luck at the end of the day and it would’ve made a difference to us.
“But inconsistencies like that happen throughout football all the time.
“At our level, dealing with different things a season throws at you is something you have to deal with.
“There will be times when you don’t get the lucky break you want.”