DANNY Forrest wants his Silsden side to bounce back from an "embarrassing" 7-0 home defeat when they face one of the club's biggest ever games this weekend.

The Cobbydalers warmed up for their first appearance in the FA Vase third round at Northwich Victoria on Saturday in the worst possible way; on the receiving end of a rout against Bootle.

Now Forrest has asked for his side to stand up and be counted and regroup from this heavy loss, when they take a break from action in Hallmark Security League Premier Division.

Forrest said the players and also himself and his coaching staff need to take responsibility for the horror show.

He said: "It was embarrassing.

"Because of the standards we have set since I have been in charge, Saturday was by far the lowest point I have had since I have been manager here. I have to look at myself first, might I have got a few things wrong.

"The players have to accept some responsibility.

"I did not feel screaming and shouting was the right thing to do after the match. I just had a really honest chat with them and asked for their feedback too, to see if the staff are missing something too. I told them to go away and have a look at themselves.

"We try to win every game and if you can't get up for a game like the Vase tie, then you're at the wrong place.

"I do have faith in them and it's time for them to show me what they've got. I have stood by the players and will continue to do so.

"We need a big performance on Saturday. There will be a decent crowd at Northwich.

"I believe in these lads. When the chips are down I want to see fighters. People who will run through brick walls."

The Silsden boss also spoke of his pride at taking his side to this stage of the Vase and hopes they can make more history.

He added: "It is the first time the club has been at this stage of the competition, that makes me proud as the manager.

"We have nothing to fear going to Northwich, we will take it to them. But Northwich is the worst possible draw we could get, it doesn't get any tougher.

"Some people might say we don't go there with any pressure, to just have a go.

"It feels like we take one step forward and one step back. We don't want to go into our shells now.

"I'm not going to go with a massive overhaul with my squad from Saturday.

"I want the lads to show their worth."