BACUP Borough travel to Ashton Town tomorrow and manager Brent Peters insists the potential debut of Pascal Chimbonda is not a distraction for his players.

Ashton have secured the signing of the former France and Premier League player, it is likely he will make his debut against Bacup.

Peters is happy with how his young side have played so far this season, but added how he is always on the lookout for a 'natural goalscorer'.

The Bacup manager said his players will treat Saturday like any other game: "We trained on Wednesday night and the lad's are treating it like any other game.

"Usually it's Bacup who bring in the ex pro's, but Ashton Town and their chairman deserve full credit for this.

"It's great for them, the league and for non-league football in general.

"We now have an incentive to go up against a former international player and test ourselves.

"Hopefully, there'll be a decent attendance as this should draw a lot of attention, which is what you want really."

Brent has given strikers in his squad to prove themselves, but added there are only so many chances you can give them.

"We've given the lad's in the fold a chance, but there's only so many chances you can give.

"Strikers are worth their weight in gold because they win you games.

"We've put a seven day notice in for a lad who was at Padiham but didn't quite cut it there.

"I can't talk to him until the seven day notice is up though, he's gone back to his former club but once this notice is up I'll have a chat with him and see where he's at.

"We're always on the lookout for new players, we always strive to improve the squad because we want to be successful," added Brent.

Bacup are seventh in the Hallmark Security League and are in the quarter finals of the first division cup.

"We're seventh and we're in the quarter finals, that'll be tough because it's away at AFC Liverpool.

"It's sod's law that there's no play-offs this year. It's left a bad taste in my mouth.

"We'll keep going though, we play attractive football and have a young side, so lets see where that gets us.

"It's a tough ask in the cup, but it gives us something to play for and a chance to win some silverware for the club," highlighted the Bacup manager.

Bacup have lost 10 games so far this season, but Brent thinks they've lost against teams that they shouldn't have done.

"We've played well all season, but lost against teams we shouldn't have lost against.

"There's been games where we haven't adapted to the tough weather conditions.

"We went to Darwen and conceded a penalty after three minutes, we were then counter attacked and they made it 2-0.

"After that we dominated and created chance after chance. We're missing a natural finisher.

"We've created chances and not finished them. In December we scored 17 goals in six matches.

"We are a side who who score and create chances, we just need to be more clinical," highlight Bacup's manager.