PAUL Moore has challenged Northwich Victoria’s players to cheer up their supporters by winning the Mid-Cheshire District FA Senior Cup.
Vics were relegated from the Northern Premier League last week, but a victory against 1874 Northwich would help in starting to soften that blow.
They will be boosted too by having everybody available for selection.
“For us, it’s about finishing the season now with a smile if we can,” said Moore.
“We’ve been putting square pegs in round holes since I came to the club, but despite everything that has gone on we’ve given it a good go.
“It's about looking forward now, not back, and we intend to start by putting in a performance that our loyal supporters can be proud of."
Defender Andrew Fitzgerald has completed a three-match ban, while midfielder Matty Clarke returned to the side for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Spalding.
Lingouba Cesaire and Stuart McDonald did not make the trip to Lincolnshire due to illness, but Moore is expecting to count on them at Winsford tomorrow.
Only Niall Sultan is a doubt due to work commitments.
Five of the players he selected to start a first meeting between the teams in the Cheshire FA Senior Cup, back in January, have since left.
Moore said: “I’d only been in charge a couple of weeks when we played 1874, and that was a spell when we were going through a lot of change.
“It’s settled since, although suspensions have prevented us from getting our strongest side on the field over the past fortnight.”
Officials have confirmed adults will pay £6 to watch, while concessions enter for £4.
Admission is free for under 16s.