Come on down and give support to Greg

Matt Lawlor wins a header for Bamber Bridge against Darlington 1883
Matt Lawlor wins a header for Bamber Bridge against Darlington 1883

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe has issued a rallying call to fans ahead of the benefit match for striker Greg Johnstone tonight, Tuesday.

Brig take on West Lancashire Premier Division outfit Euxton Villa in a game organised by both clubs.

Kick off at Irongate is 7.45pm.

Johnstone has missed several weeks with a broken leg he suffered against

Burscough.

And Crowe hopes fans can turn out in their numbers to support the big striker.

He said: “We are all looking forward to the game tonight.

“It’s supposed to be dry so I’m hoping plenty of fans take advantage of the reduced entry and support a great cause.”

Brig lost 1-0 against Darlington 1883 on Saturday but Crowe wasn’t too disheartened about the defeat.

He said: “The result is frustrating more than anything.

“The weather dominated the game and ruined a potential great game of football. We had much more possession than them and we had three clear-cut chances.

“And on that basis we deserved to win the game but unfortunately we didn’t.

“But we aren’t disheartened and we are full of confidence ahead of our next game.”

Crowe was also delighted to confirm the club has secured Preston North End goalkeeper Steve James for another month.

The Irongate outfit have lost just the one game with James in goal and Crowe is pleased he has managed to tie the keeper down.

He said: “It’s a great move for both parties. He has been absolutely superb for us – I can’t fault him.

“It’s a move that suits both Preston and us it keeps him playing and we benefit from having his services.”

Brig take on Ramsbottom United at Irongate this Saturday and Crowe is confident ahead of the game.

He said: “We haven’t lost any of our confidence and we know we have to play well so I’m sure we will be fine.”