GREAT HARWOOD Town boss John Hughes has admitted he's got a few tricks up his sleeve when his team travel to play Bacup tomorrow - well three to be precise.
He is set to bring in three new players as he continues to practise what he preaches about giving young players a chance.
He said: "I'm going to bring some new lads in to the team. I've got Ian Simpson from Whalley, John Moss from Preston and a Padiham lad called Russell McKenna. It should be a good test for them to show me what they can do.
"We've got some young lads in the team now and Matty Derbyshire is getting better and better for us. I keep putting him on and he's progressing well so we should have a few tricks up our sleeves."
Hughes knows that Bacup, managed by Brent Peters, have suffered a dip in form of late but he's not taking anything for granted.
After Bacup lost 6-0 to Stone Dominoes in the Worthington Challenge Division Two Trophy semi-finals, Hughes said: "To get six past Bacup is saying something. They will want to turn it round now so we have to be ready for them."
He has even tipped Stone Dominoes to make a strong challenge for the title this season.
He said: "I don't think it's going to be difficult for them as they are a strong side. They are only a couple of places from the top of the league.
"Stones have got a few games in hand too so that will help. They got six past Bacup on Saturday. You can't put it down to the condition of the pitch or bad light. They've got the same team so it's got to come down to the players' attitudes."
Harwood's match against Leek CSOB has now been re-arranged for 28 April after officials called the game off because of a waterlogged pitch.
Bacup drew against former Harwood manager Dennis Underwood's, Nelson on Wednesday night, taking them to the top of the North West Counties Division Two table.