RYLANDS are getting “back to basics” as they continue to rebuild momentum.

Four successive wins in all competitions have got them back on the right track after their good start was punctured by a poor run through October and the start of November.

Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Whitchurch Alport was the first of four home games in a row, with the next coming tomorrow when Litherland REMYCA visit Gorsey Lane.

Following that is a clash with Irlam on Tuesday before league leaders 1874 Northwich are Blues’ visitors on December 7.

However, manager Dave McNabb is determined not to fall into the trap of looking beyond what is in front of his side.

“Every game is tough,” he said.

“I think we maybe got caught up in looking too far ahead when we’d started really well.

“We just needed to get back to basics and start taking it one game at a time.

“This is a really punishing league and it takes a lot out of the lads.

“We’ll have a recovery session on Thursday and the only thing that matters now is Saturday.”

McNabb has added striker Lewis Buckley to his squad, with the 27-year-old joining from neighbours Widnes.

He has made an instant impact, scoring the equaliser on Tuesday as well as marking his debut with a goal during Saturday’s 3-0 win at Squires Gate.

Having spent much of his career in the Welsh Premier League, which included appearances in the Europa League for Cefn Druids, McNabb knows Blues are lucky to have a player of Buckley’s quality.

With Jay White returning from injury to score the winner against Whitchurch and the likes of Freddie Potter and George Lomax to come back in, it gives Rylands impressive depth in attack.

“While you try and build your cornerstone on a solid defence, having options in attack is massive,” McNabb said.

“When you’ve got attacking players who can change a game, it makes a huge impact.

“Lewis’s quality is undoubted. We were quite fortunate in the way it came about – an opportune phone call with Kev Towey (Widnes manager).

“I want to say a special thanks to him as he’s really helped us out over the past 18 months or so.

“Lewis has played in the Welsh Premier League and the Europa League – obviously a much higher level than we are now.

“He’s a quality player and we’re lucky to have him.”