DEREK GOULDING hopes the Victoria Park pitch acts as a leveller against leaders Curzon Ashton.
Burscough welcome the Evo-Stik First Division North leaders to West Lancashire this weekend and hope the state of their surface unsettles them.
Curzon play on an pristine surface at home and Goulding says they will not be used to dealing with a potentially sodden Victoria Park pitch on Saturday.
Goulding insists a cut home pitch will not be an advantage to Burscough but they will be more prepared to deal with it than the visitors.
"Curzon are a good footballing side," said Goulding.
"They have got good facilities and over the years of playing at their stadium have used that to their advantage.
"You can constantly hone your skills and so Curzon are a good footballing side.
"They have been able to build again, their confidence is high and they have had good results.
"But hopefully they will be a bit ruffled with our pitch on Saturday.
"I wouldn't say it is an advantage to us but it's just that we are used to playing on it.
"It can take a little edge off you when you play on it."
Burscough had to call off Tuesday night's training session at Victoria Park to help protect the surface ahead of the weekend's game.
The Linnets train on a 3-G surface at Edge Hill University on Thursdays so will be able to run through tactics and plans for the visit of the league leaders.
More rain is forecast for later in the week but Goulding hopes Burscough can play for the first time in two weeks.
"You always like to challenge yourself and test yourself against the good teams," hew said.
"On the flipside I suppose, it maybe means you have a better chance of getting beat.
"But we are looking forward to playing them and there is a different kind of pressure on us than if we had been playing a side below us in the league."
Joe Camozzi is unavailable for the weekend's game.