Local football clubs return to league action
Prescot Cables, St Helens Town and Pilkington are back in business and all three are itching to lace up their boots for the first time in several weeks tomorrow (Saturday).
Craig Davies, who is the manager of Cables, summed up ther feelings of all three local bosses when he declared: "It will be great to get back to league action given everything.''
Cables - 11th in the Northern Premier League North West table - visit high-flying Colne and don't need reminding of the daunting task they face.
But Davies insisted: "We have won at the same venue before and will be looking to build on our win last time out against Widnes.”
Joshua Klein-Davies and Patrick Staunton will be absent due to injury, but Liam Caddick will be available for selection after recovering from a knock during lockdown.
No away fans will be admitted to the ground as per Government Covid-19 regulations and any Cables' followers trying to gain entry will be turned away at the gate.
A club spokesperson added: "We are delighted to see the resumption of the league and hope this now means the season can be completed in full in a timely manner.''
St Helens and Pilkington also resume their NWCL first division programme - Town making the short journey to AFC Liverpool where Marine will face Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup early next year, while the Glassmen entertain West Yorkshire outfit Steeton. Both matches kick-off at 3pm..