Reynolds looks to cement place in the play-offs

Neil Reynolds
Neil Reynolds

Bamber Bridge assistant boss Neil Reynolds says the squad are more than ready for a double header of fixtures over the weekend.

Brig take on Burscough in the Evo-Stik League Division One North before taking on high-flyers AFC Fylde in the re-arranged Lancashire Challenge Trophy cup semi-final on Monday.

Tomorrow’s tie at Irongate looks set to go ahead and Reynolds is hoping the squad can come away unscathed from the league tie.

He said: “I’m hoping we don’t pick up any injuries tomorrow as Monday is a massive game, our focus is tomorrow’s tie but we will need everybody to be 100% fit.

“We have a squad of 16/17 lads and Fylde have the options to rotate if they have injuries.

“But we already know that and we are confident ahead of Monday, we know it’s our cup-final but we’ve had great sessions working on shape and our tactics and we are geared up for the fixture.”

Reynolds touched on the play-offs and says the squad will do everything in their power to ensure they make the play-offs come the end of the season.

He added: “We are in a great position at the moment and we are in touch with the play offs.

“Obviously at the start of the season we would have been delighted but now we will look to guarantee our position in the play-offs.

“We’ve proved that money isn’t everything and we have belief and a wonderful team spirit.

“As I have said we are going to do everything we can to make our way into those play-offs.”

Brig will be without Andy Bell who has a long term injury and Lennie Reid is 50/50 going into tomorrow’s game, but the Irongate outfit have a strong squad going into the tie which kicks off at 3pm and boss Neil Crowe won’t be underestimating tomorrow’s opponents.

He said: “Burscough have some good players, I actually think they should be higher than they are.

“They like to get the ball down and play their football in the right way so it will be a good test.

“It will be a tough game but we are going into it with confidence.

“Our problem of late has been scoring, other than the 5-1 win over Padiham we haven’t been taking our opportunities.

“We’ve played well but we just need to finish games off.”