SKELMERSDALE fear no team. That's how boss Tommy Lawson puts it and the United boss is adamant his side will go into Saturday's game against Whitby Town believing they can get a result.
Disappointed by a late defeat away to Ilkeston on Saturday, United will be looking to get their league form back on track against a Town side they drew 2-2 with last month.
Now sitting in second place in the Evo Stik Northern Premier, United are hot on the tails of league leaders Chorley.
However, Lawson says he is taking it game-by-game and is expecting another entertaining encounter on Saturday.
“We know what to expect from Whitby after the game last month but we’re going into this one reasonably strong,” Lawson said after the 2-1 defeat against Ilkeston.
“It’s not about keeping pace with anyone at the moment it’s just a case of everyone doing their job.
“We’re not saying that we have got to do this or that because what will be, will be.
“We are just going about our business and we’ve done marvellous this year so hopefully we can keep the form going.
“We’re not looking at any particular team and what they’re doing because we can’t influence where they are at. But what we can influence is our own performances.
“It’s an exciting part of the season with plenty of big games to go so I’m anticipating many twists and turns.” before the season ends.”
Like most sides, injuries have caused their problems. Heading into Saturday Neil Prince, Peter Wylie and Kenny Strickland will undergo late fitness tests on Thursday but Lawson is doing all he can to give them the best chance of being available.
With the addition of former Airbus UK Broughton striker Chris Simm, the squad is in a good shape and Lawson spoke of his delight in signing the experienced forward.
“We don’t want to lose the likes of Neil, Peter and Kenny for this weekend because they are three very influential players,” Lawson said.
“We’re doing everything we can to give them the best chance but I’m sure the same applies to other teams in terms of dealing with injuries.
“With the way the conditions and the pitches are you’re bound to pick up injuries but it’s something you have to live with.
“Lewis Field is back after injury so I would say the squad is looking strong.
“Having Chris on board is a boost and obviously he brings a wealth of experience with him that he can offer to the younger lads in this side.
“We have gotten where we are with a very hard working team so Chris’s contribution will be important and we’ll try and feed his qualities.”