Longridge Town assistant boss Kieran Walmsley is in a race against time to be fit for this weekend.
The former Morecambe and Chorley star has been struggling with a calf injury and faces a fitness test before he can take his place in the side’s second Lancashire Amateur Shield second round clash against Slyne with Hest at the Mike Riding Ground on Saturday.
He said: “I’ve been having a problem with my calf for a few weeks now but I visited the physio last week and hopefully I might make Saturday, although I’m not 100% sure just yet.
Walmsley had to watch from the sidelines at the weekend but saw Lee Ashcroft’s men demolish Eagley, of Bolton, 7-3.
The result maintained their unbeaten away record and with club captain Jordan Tucker starting the first of a three game ban for a red card offence a fortnight ago, Walmsley feels he needs to be ready to play.
“There is no reason why Longridge cannot win a cup competition this season.
“We are as good as anybody in this league even through our home form has been indifferent but we have been different class away from home.
“I’d love to be able to bring a trophy back to Longridge.”
Slyne have only lost once in their last seven games and are looking to continue their good form against Town.
Slyne boss Ian Roe admitted:“I noticed Longridge striker Rick Coar scored six goals last week. I only wish we had a 20-goals-a-season striker. We’ll have to keep him quiet if we want to get through.”
Town announced during the week that defender Dan Walmsley and veteran forward Lennie Reid have left the club.
Walmsley also confirmed Brad Carsley will complete the third of a three game suspension