Thursday, August 23, 2007

Reds get a Warning

Reds get a warning
By Liam Chronnell
Source: The Bolton News

FC United boss Karl Marginson has urged his players to fight fire with fire as they chase their first win of the UniBond League Division One North season.

After seeing the Gigg Laners lose their opening two games, the Rebels entertain Bridlington tomorrow searching for their first points of the campaign.

"You learn a lot more in defeat," said Marginson, who has been disappointed with the theatrics displayed in newly-promoted FC's new environment.

"I think a lot of the players watch too much Premier League football on television because of the theatrics that go on, with the amount of pestering to the referees.

"I just want my players to do their jobs and be honest, but we'll fight fire with fire when we need to."

Striker Rory Patterson is expected to be sidelined with a foot injury.

Radcliffe Boro are also looking for their first point of the season when they host Lancaster City at Stainton Park.

Boro have been made to pay for defensive lapses in defeats against Wakefield and Rossendale, and will still be without summer signing Mike Flynn.

"We are playing well, but we need to learn how to deal with pressure when it comes," said coach Kevin Glendon. "We can't afford to bring anyone in without moving someone out so we have to get on with it.

"Michael Oates and Ian Fitzpatrick played well up-front in mid-week and it would be nice if they could keep that partnership going."