Build up as the Rams return to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium on Saturday when they face Prescot Cables in the Northern Premier League Division One North West Division.
Chris Willcock’s men got back to winning ways at the weekend beating Tadcaster Albion 2-1 thanks to goals from Domaine Rouse and captain Tom Kennedy.
This victory means the Rams go into this game in second place and a win could potentially see the Rams go top as current leaders Workington are in FA Trophy action this weekend.
Prescot sit in fifteenth position going into this fixture having won one, drawn one and lost three of their first five games, the most recent being a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Tadcaster Albion.
Rammy only faced Saturday’s visitors once last season and came out victorious winning 2-1 and Chris Willcock will be hoping his side can come out the right side of the result again on Saturday but is aware it will be a challenge for his side.
“It will be a tough game, they’ve just had a close game against Tadcaster and Tadcaster give us a good game on Saturday,” said the Rams boss.
“There was nothing between the sides really, I thought we were certainly the better team in the first half and second half it was very even.
“It was either going to take a moment of quality to split the sides which Tom Kennedy provided or a moment of madness which happened in the first half regarding the goal we give them but outside of that I’m more than happy with the three points and only conceding one which was pleasing and we move onto Prescot Saturday.”
The gaffer also provided us with an update on the current goalkeeper situation following on from the broken leg suffered by Ollie Martin.
Willcock said, “Obviously Gio’s situation it was a short term loan and we were looking then to secure someone’s services for potentially the remainder of the season depending on Ollie’s situation.”
“Lloyd Allinson became available who has good experience and we felt he was a good fit for us currently.”
You can watch our interview with Chris Willcock on our YouTube channel.
In terms of long term injuries, Rams are still waiting on an update on the progress of goalkeeper Ollie Martin who suffered a broken leg during the FA Trophy tie away at Ossett United.
Max Leonard is still a couple of weeks away, Richie Baker has had a re-occurrence of his hamstring injury and is a doubt for Saturday as is Luke Thompson. Although Jamie Rother trained on Thursday and there’s a chance he could be available.
Rams last 5 games
Tadcaster 1-2 Rams – Northern Premier League Division One North West
Rams 2-2 Kendal – Northern Premier League Division One North West
Worksop 4-4 Rams (5-4 on pens) – FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
Clitheroe 3-1 Rams – Northern Premier League Division One North West
Rams 2-1 Ossett – Northern Premier League Division One North West
Prescot Cables last 5 games
Tadcaster 3-1 Prescot – Northern Premier League Division One North West
Prescot 2-2 City of Liverpool – Northern Premier League Division One North West
Dunston 3-2 Prescot – Northern Premier League Division One North West
Darlington 2-2 Prescot (5-4 pens) – FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
Clitheroe 1-0 Prescot – Northern Premier League Division One North West
19/11/19 – Prescot 1-2 Rams – Northern Premier League Division One North West
23/03/19 – Rams 2-0 Prescot – Northern Premier League Division One North West
06/11/18 – Prescot 0-4 Rams – Northern Premier League Division One North West
29/10/16 – Rams 2-1 Prescot – FA Trophy
- Prescot were founded 136 years ago way back in 1884
- The ‘Cables’ part of the name came from the largest local employer in Prescot, British Insulated Cables
- They now play their home games at the IP Truck Parts Stadium which was formerly Valerie Park. Their record attendance was way back in 1932 which saw a crowd of 8122 fans turnout to watch them face Ashton National
- Their current manager Craig Davies is also a coach at Liverpool