Spennymoor legend Jason Ainsley takes charge of Moors once again when they visit Farsley Celtic and hopes his structured coaching team can make an impression.

Ainsley, who had a distinguished career as a player and manager with Moors, has stepped into the role of interim boss following the departures of Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley.

The pair left by mutual consent, after a week in which they failed to win their first home league game, and also went out of the FA Cup at Clitheroe from two divisions below them, last Saturday. First team coach Steve Halford and goalkeeping coach Martin Campbell have also left.

Ainsley is going to be assisted by senior players James Curtis, Chris Mason and Jamie Chandler as they prepare for the away game at the Throstles Nest.

"It's a good opportunity for the lads who are involved" said Ainsley.

"We've got some experienced lads in charge here. Chandler has come in and he has got his A license. James Curtis and Chris Mason are legends of the club. Curtis has played a hell of a lot of games at this level and is superb in the dressing room.

"The quality is in there and it's up to them and myself to show the chairman that they want the job. Ultimately, that is down to results and we know that. It's a big game on Saturday."

Moors have got a better record in the league away from the Brewery Field, they have picked up seven out of eleven points, with two wins and a draw from four games.

It's not the first-team Ainsley has been in interim charge of first-team affairs. He led the side for a brief period last December before Johnson and Morley's appointment. 

"I didn't think I'd be standing here talking in this capacity again but it is what it is" he added. "But I'm delighted. I've been at this club 34 years at different spells in various different roles.

"Now, you can tell the Chairman is really heavily involved. The academy has been restructured and he is heavily involved in the first-team. 

"The expectations are high and we need to start. The boys have lost one game. When I spoke to them on Tuesday night that Saturday wasn't acceptable at all. They've saved probably their worst performance of the season for the game that mattered the most in terms of you only get one shot at it really.

"It's a lot of publicity and sponsorship and we've failed to get to the next round which is disappointing. 

"We make sure we bounce back. In football, sometimes you have a real blip and then you come back and you put a performance in but we need to do that on Saturday. If people don't want to buy into where the club wants to go then it's an honest and open conversation."

One issue that the caretaker management team will have to resolve is the lack of goals in the team. They have scored just five times in the league since they drew 3-3 at Hereford on the opening day of the season, and Glen Taylor, who has been so prolific in recent seasons, has been on target just once.

This is the first of two away games for Moors – they’re at Fylde on Tuesday night.