BURSCOUGH have had the Indian sign over Northwich Victoria of late – something Vics boss Steve Wilkes is desperate to change on Saturday.

The Trickies are yet to register a win over their next visitors to Wincham Park in Wilkes’ tenure, firmly establishing the Linnets’ status as Vics’ “bogey team.”

However, having freshened up with a weekend off following their 2-1 FA Cup replay defeat to Lancaster City last Wednesday, Wilkes is keen to get back to the bread and butter.

“Nobody wants to lose football matches and we wanted to beat Lancaster, but we were never going to win the FA Cup,” he said.

“It’s helped the club financially, but we’re too far behind already with league games.

“The league is our bread and butter. Everything else is a bonus.

“We’ve got a good four or five weeks of league games now and we want to get some good points on the board, starting with Burscough.

It’s always tough against them – they are a bit of a bogey team for us.

“They beat us in the FA Cup last year, they knocked us out of the League Cup the year before and we didn’t beat them in the league last season either.

“I haven’t beaten Burscough since I’ve been here but we want to put that right on Saturday.

“If we can put in the level of performance and work rate that we did against Lancaster, we won’t go far wrong.”

Kick off at Wincham Park is at 3pm.

Vics are also at home on Wednesday when Irlam are the visitors, kick off 7.45pm.