Daisy Hill will be looking to pick up their first home league win of 2024 when they host AFC Blackpool at the Plumb Factory Stadium in the North West Counties League First Division North tomorrow (3pm).

Last week’s disappointing 4-2 defeat away at Route One Rovers after taking an early lead was a setback after a run of good results, and manager Lee Hill is looking for a response from his squad.

“There are some lessons learned from last Saturday, and at training this week I’ve told the lads we have to take positives away from it,” said Hill.

“I was disappointed in the way the game panned out, as I thought beforehand we could have got something from it.

“We got an early goal and could and should have capitalised on it, but Route One Rovers were more clinical than we were, and it was a crazy 30 minutes or so that undid all the lads’ hard work.”

Looking ahead to this weekend’s game, Hill is well aware AFC Blackpool will be a different proposition to the team Daisy comfortably beat 4-1 over on the Fylde Coast back in September, with a new manager and virtually a new squad now in place at the Mechanics Ground.

“They have had a lot of changes since we last played them, and I know some of the players they have brought in, who are good lads and proven goalscorers,” said the Daisy boss.

“Last time we won 4-1, and it could have been seven or eight, but it’s not going to be the same team we played then.

“They are probably still trying to find their best starting XI, but we have to show them the respect they deserve.

“It doesn’t matter whether they are settled or fully established.

“With the players they have got now, if it clicks on the day for them, it could be a tough afternoon for us.

“We know it’s going to be a tough test, but we are well aware of that, and are looking forward to it.”