Friday 28th August 2009, 5:08 pm
BURSCOUGH boss Andy Gray is telling his men what their priorities will be when they line up against FC United at Gigg Lane on Saturday – to avoid defeat and not be intimidated by the big crowd.
Gary has no illusions ahead of this UniBond Premier clash at one of the best supported sides in Non-League football.
He tells the Ormskirk & Skelmersdale Advertiser: “The game plan going to FC United is to not get beat. It is a league ground and we will be playing in front of a big crowd, but you will always get a chance against them.
“We have just got to compete and hope the ref is not influenced by the big crowd.
“The lads should thrive on the size of the crowd because it is where you want to play your football.”
Meanwhile Gray is tipping summer signing Darren Byers to add even more goals to his tally this term.
Byers, a capture from Gray’s former club Prescot Cables, has already netted four in Burscough’s opening games.
“Darren has done really well so far,” says Gray. “The one thing I have always said about him all along is that he will score goals.”