Manager Lawson Pleased With Experimental Game

Manager Tommy Lawson took plenty of positives from Skelmersdale United’s 4-2 defeat by Steven Gerrard Academy as he states he believes his squad is starting to take some more shape.

With the exception of goalkeeper Joe Langford, winger and captain Tom Smith, and midfielder Leyton Baines, the Skem XI and subs consisted entirely of trialists as Lawson looks to assemble a young, capable squad ahead of the new season.

“It was a really positive workout for us, and we gained a lot from it. The squad is in it’s infancy, and we know we have to work from the floor and pick up as many quality players to form a quality team in a really short space of time.”

“Our lads don’t know each other, but as an exercise there was lots of encouragement. 45 minutes in, we were 2-1 up. It was ultimately not about winning, but we played well in what is very much a learning situation.”

Lawson indicated that after only one game, he still has plenty of decisions to make, but is very aware time is of the essence.

“I would say there’s players who I would like to register, but it’s one game, and  the season starts in no time. On that basis, I’ve got to make decisions very quickly, and take the judgment of Andy (Gray) and Andy (Barlow) into account. It’s important to rotate and try others.”

Lawson noted that the Burscough game on 6th July would present a new kind of challenge to the one Skem faced against SGA,

“It’ll be an interesting one, and different again. I feel we played a young vibrant side today, where a lot of the lads who play for Burscough have been around the non-league block, and they know it very well. It’ll be a different kind of challenge. “

Skelmersdale United play Burscough at the Community Ground on Saturday 6th July. Kick off is 2pm.

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