The North West Counties Football League
Published 5th September 2011
....unleashing Neil Prince - and hopes the former Football League man can help secure a mouthwatering cup tie.
O’Brien hopes he will be able to utilise Prince, an ex-Torquay and Southport forward, and although his duties also include being assistant boss, the Bootle manager can’t wait to see the 28-year-old on the pitch and believes he has the qualities to help the side progress.
“Neil Prince has come into the club as my assistant-manager because he wants to learn about that side of the game. But the big pull for me was him on the playing side,” said O’Brien.
“He’s had a little problem with his groin and ribs but when he played in pre-season he just looked a level above.
O’Brien has described Bootle`s start to the season as “indifferent”.
Sixth in the North West Counties Premier Division, the Bucks defeated St Helens Town 2-1 last week to move onto twelve points from their seven games.
“Indifferent is probably the best word to use to describe our form so far,” said O’Brien.
“We were unbeaten until AFC Blackpool last weekend but we’re still only three points off the top. We haven’t got into our stride yet and this season is all about the team which puts together a run of consistency. I still believe it will be us.”