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1 year ago By Ray McLaughlin

By Dave Parker

BRIGHOUSE TOWN once more have a double weekend of fixtures, away to Merseyside club Prescot Cables on Saturday (3.0) and then at home next Monday to Ossett Albion (7.45).

They head for Volair Park on the back of two narrow defeats to take on a high flying Prescot team who sit sixth on 13 points after their 4-0 away win in the wind and rain on Tuesday night at Radcliffe Borough.

Town manager Vill Powell despatched two members of his coaching staff to watch Prescot dominate the home side and score goals through Jordan Wynne, a brace, Tunde Owolabi and Dominic Mane.

Town sit 16th of the 22 clubs after their 3-2 setback at home to Droylsden on Monday night and with some experienced players due back for selection Powell will be hoping for some points from the next two games.

Reflecting on Monday night he commented: "The Droyslden performance was a tough one to swallow as the lads gave everything in terms of effort but naivety at key moments in the games cost us at least two points,

"Our game plan did work as we knew they would have a lot of possession and the key was to force mistakes through pressing and capitalise on those mistakes which we did for both our goals but should have done more.

"But in the end naivety cost us two goals and that's the difference at the minute when things aren't going your way the small things cost points.

"There were still a lot of positives to take from the game and we go into Saturday in positive mode although the injury curse struck again with Ernest (Boafo) getting injured as he scored. But with Chandler Hallwood due back from suspension, Adam Field, Connor Griffin, Jamie Underdown and new signing Luke Foster- a back injury kept him out Monday night- all set to return on Saturday defensively and going foward I expect us to be much stronger."

Foster was signed last Friday from Leicestershire-based EvoStik NPL Premier Division club Coalville Town. Centre-back Foster, who lives in Barnsley, made his debut against Scarborough and was a strong and professional competitor but picked up a back strain to miss Monday's game with not having played much football so far this term.

Foster, 31, commenced his professional career in 2004 with Scarborough at the McCain Stadium and then went on to make 101 appearances for Oxford United between 2007 and 2010. He has also played for Mansfield Town, Stevenage, Rotherham Utd, Preston NE, Lincoln City, Southport and Harrogate Town.

Town supporters are welcome on the team coach to Prescot on Saturday (£10) and can book from Ellis Aked (07748753427).

Monday night's game sees second from bottom Ossett Albion come to the Yorkshire Payments stadium just 16 days since the two teams met at Dimple Wells in a re-arranged game and battled out a 0-0 draw.

Town's U-21s have an away game this evening at Yorkshire Amateurs (7.30).

Brighouse Town chairman Charlie Tolley sent his and the club's remembrance thoughts and best wishes for the future to the parents of deceased Shaw Lane player Daniel Wilkinson on Wednesday, twelve months to the day the Hull-born player collapsed on Town's pitch in the Integro Preliminary round League Cup tie and later that evening passed away.

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