DANNY Pattinson knows Millom have a great chance to continue their West Lancashire League Division One promotion push when they visit struggling Eagley tomorrow.

But the likeable Hanna Field boss has stressed in no uncertain terms that he is taking nothing for granted and expecting his side to face a tough test when they travel to the northern outskirts of Bolton.

"They have had some bad results but they did the double on us last season so I know what they can do," he said.

"They have a tight, narrow pitch and they make the most of that because they are a big, physical side with a direct approach and it will be a very, very difficult game.

"But we know what to expect and I will make my selection with that in mind."

And when it comes to that selection, Pattinson has a headache, but it's one plenty of other managers would be happy to have.

The Millom chief said this season he has had a regular squad around 20 players to choose from, all of them of first team quality.

That's a great situation for the club, especially at a time when so many clubs struggle for numbers.

But that means Pattinson has to wrestle with the problem of who to leave out, a difficult task considering the side is in such good form and there are no injury problems to contend with.

The good news is that he has a very capable squad to choose from which has a nice balance to it and more than a few potential matchwinners.

One such player is former Carlisle United youngster Theo Preghorn.

The versatile player is a member of the AFC Fylde under 21 squad, and therefore his training schedule at the National League side means he has enviable fitness levels and he has made a big impact at Millom.

Pattinson said he had also been impressed with Joel Barker, who plays such a vital part in making the Millom machine tick.

Barker had a spell at Millom some time ago before drifting out of the game, but Pattinson said he had rediscovered his appetite for the sport and was now really enjoying his football again.

"He's a really valuable holding midfielder and he's had a great season for us," said the manager.

Millom did not hit peak form last week, having to rely on an 85th minute equaliser from Jordan Williams to earn a share of the spoils at derby rivals Askam United, who had gone ahead thanks to Callum Rayner's 55th minute spot kick.

But the game at Eagley, who were beaten 4-0 in a Lancashire Amateur Shield tie at West Lancashire League Premier Division outfit Tempest United last week, represents a great chance to get back to winning ways for Pattinson's men.

They could go as high as second with a win, so there's no shortage of incentive.