Crowe’s praise for his in-form squad

Darren Green, Curtis Thompson and Kieron Pickup celebrate Stu Vasey's (centre), goal against Prescot Cables
Darren Green, Curtis Thompson and Kieron Pickup celebrate Stu Vasey's (centre), goal against Prescot Cables

Neil Crowe heaped praise on his depleted Bamber Bridge squad after Saturday’s victory against Prescot Cables.

Brig’s threadbare squad once again showed they are a match for anyone as they defeated the Merseyside outfit 4-1.

This week can potentially be defining for Crowe’s side as they take on Brighouse Town tonight, Tuesday, before travelling to fellow play-off contenders Scarborough Athletic on Saturday.

Brig have already recorded an away victory over mid-table Brighouse.

And just two weeks ago, they were the much the better side in a 0-0 home draw against fifth-placed Boro.

Crowe told the Guardian: “We’ve got to take each game as it comes, and Saturday was a potential banana skin but we came through it.

“Apart from the first 10 minutes, I thought we controlled the game.

“I’m expecting a tough game tonight as it wasn’t easy when we went to Brighouse, but our pitch is in good condition at the moment.

“All we need to do is play the game rather than the

situation.”

Brig are currently without Matt Mahoney, Matty Kay, Jon Macken, Simon Wiles, and Andy Bell.

Mahoney and Wiles are long-term absentees but Crowe has received good news ahead of Saturday.

He said: “Matty Kay and Jon Macken will both be down tonight, and they’ll see how they feel.

“If it goes well, they’ll train on Thursday and then we will see if they are fit for Saturday.”

Kick off tonight at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium is 7.45pm.