Daisy Hill have no game in the North West Counties League First Division North this weekend, but manager Lee Hill is planning to hold a practice match locally to give his squad a run out.

Although the aim originally was to arrange a friendly at the Plumb Factory Stadium, weather conditions over the past few days have dictated a game against local opposition on a 4G surface is now in the process of being arranged, as the Daisy boss is keen to keep the Saturday football routine going.

“We had a good result last Saturday away at Darwen, it was a good positive performance and we want to keep the momentum going from that, and build on the confidence we gained from that game, both individually and collectively,” said Hill.

“So we will be arranging a game behind closed doors, mainly to get some minutes in the legs to give the lads a run out, and I’ll be resting a couple of regular starters who are carrying knocks and aren’t 100 per cent.

“We will also be having look at some new players as we are looking to strengthen in certain areas, so we have two or three new faces coming in and we will have a look at them in a non-pressure environment.”

Daisy will be back in action in the North West Counties League First Division North next Friday, March 1, when they travel to face league leaders FC St Helens.