Carl Macauley delighted with Vauxhall Motors return

Carl Macauley
Macauley was in charge of Motors for five years in his first spell at the club

Vauxhall Motors manager Carl Macauley says he is thankful to club chairman Alan Bartlam for allowing him to return to the club for a second spell.

Macauley left the club in the summer to pursue his career away from non-league football but was reappointed last week.

He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "I have to thank the chairman for giving me the opportunity to come back.

"I believe this is the strongest Motors team on paper that I've been involved with. We just need to gel together."

Macauley won his first match on his return to the job at Rivacre Park in the 2-1 Blue Square Bet North win over Blyth Spartans after taking over from Anthony Wright.

He now leads his team into a local derby with Northern Premier Division side Marine on Saturday in the FA Trophy third qualifying round and Macauley believes the tie will have a great significance.

"There are three former players who were connected with Vauxhall Motors at Marine now and played in that famous FA Cup game against QPR in 2002," continued Macauley.

"So the players and the backroom staff will be up for the game. It's going to be a typical derby game, and as you know, in derby games anything can happen."

You can hear from Carl Macauley, Marine manager Kevin Lynch and Southport midfielder Godfrey Poku on BBC Radio Merseyside from 2000 GMT on Wednesday on 95.8 FM, 1485 MW and DAB.