Mutch’s Tough Baptism

Torrid Start For Andy

Mutch the manager.

Andy Mutch remains confident he can turn round the fortunes of Blue Square North side Burscough despite kicking off his reign there with five straight league defeats.

The former Wolves striker was handed his sought-after return to management when appointed at the Lancashire club last month in succession to Joey Dunn.

And, despite their precarious position one place off the bottom of the table, he insists he’s enjoying the job and optimistic about it.

“Results are obviously important but I’m not overly concerned at the moment,” said Mutch, who previously managed Vauxhall Motors.

“I am very happy with the boys I have brought in and need a couple more additions to shore things up. But we are working with a very small budget.

“I am really enjoying the job of piecing everything together and I am confident there will be improvements.”

Mutch, 44, sees his team in action again when they visit the Midlands on Saturday to take on Hinckley United in the FA Trophy third qualifying round.

Andy Mutch (left) in training with Wolves alongside Floyd Streete and Mark Venus.

Their latest defeat was 2-0 at home to high-flying Stalybridge Celtic but the Liverpudlian is hoping his recent appointment of former Tranmere midfielder Ged Brannan as player-coach will help turn the tide.

And Mutch, scorer of 106 goals in 338 Wolves appearances, many of them famously in tandem with Steve Bull, has a certain New Year date circled in his diary.

He and Bull are due in opposite dug-outs when Burscough face Stafford Rangers at Marston Road on Saturday, January 17.

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