Chorley target return to winning ways

Magpies boss Garry Flitcroft
Magpies boss Garry Flitcroft
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Chorley will be aiming to get their league campaign back on track tomorrow when they welcome Worcester City to Victory Park.

The Magpies have picked up just one point from their last two Conference North matches and were thumped 4-1 by Harrogate Town on Saturday.

Garry Flitcroft will still be able to call upon his his captain Andy Teague, who was red carded on Saturday for a challenge which resulted in Andy Gascoigne suffering a broken leg. Teague was devastated by his fellow player’s injury, he said: “I can’t say sorry enough that Andy has been left with a broken leg.

“.I only ever had eyes for the ball, I know exactly how he feels, as I suffered a bad break myself. I’m absolutely gutted about it.”

Meanwhile, Lancaster City’s run against the top sides in the NPL First Division North continues at Scarborough Athletic on Saturday. After a 1-0 defeat to third in the table Northwich Victoria at Giant Axe on Saturday, Darren Peacock’s side travel to North Yorkshire to take on the fourth-placed Seadogs.

The City boss, whose side are 12th in the table, said: “The annoying thing on Saturday was that the teams around us all drew.

“I feel it was a missed chance and it doesn’t get any easier. They’re a top-four side but the way we play, sometimes I feel we could be in that position.

“I thought we played really well on Saturday.

“We had three or four clear-cut chances in the first half and had most of the possession. We were just unlucky.

“I’m obviously disappointed with the result but the performance was pleasing.”

Peacock will not have any new faces in the squad ahead of the game, having so far been frustrated in his attempts to bring people in on loan.

The former Newcastle and Blackburn defender said: “We definitely need some more competition. We went to look at some players on Monday but we didn’t think they’d strengthen what we’ve already got.

“We’re still looking because we need to strengthen.”

Elsewhere in the division, Burscough travel to Brighouse Town and Kendal Town host Clitheroe, who booked a place against Chorley in the LFA Challenge Trophy in midweek by beating Atherton Colleries 2-0.

In the Conference Premier, Southport visit Forest Green.