Jansen sets Magpies’ goal

Chorley boss Matt Jansen
Chorley boss Matt Jansen
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Chorley boss Matt Jansen is keen to end the season in style with a victory at champions Solihull Moors.

The Magpies could still finish seventh in the National League North with back-to-back victories against the Moors and Telford on April 30.

And Jansen is keen to end their away campaign with a victory and says a win over the newly-crowned league winners will show their intent for next year.

He said: “Obviously we want to win our final two games. It will be a difficult game against the champions. But it will be a good test and a win will set a precedent for our intentions for next year.

“You want to finish the season strongly but it is difficult for the lads to be up for it.

“We will be playing for pride and there is a chance to finish as high as possible.

“It will be nice to end the season with back-to-back wins.”

The Chorley boss says his eighth-placed side has a good nucleus but says he is keen to possibly add a striker, midfielder and defender to his squad.

And he says he already has a number of targets in mind. He said: “I am already looking to strengthen for next season. I have a few targets in mind.

“I am maybe looking for a goalscorer, a creative midfielder and maybe a full-back.

“There are a lot of names on our target list and we will see what happens.

“We have a good nucleus and there is a good team spirit but I would like to add a few new additions.”

Chorley’s play-off hopes ended with a 1-1 draw with Brackley on Saturday.

Jack Lynch was replaced by Jordan Connerton in the 
draw.

Jansen says the move was tactical with Connerton moving up front in a 4-3-3 formation.

He also said it was just a precaution after Lynch had picked up a knock.

Dale Whitham missed the game due to flu but Jansen says they should both be available to travel to Solihull for tomorrow’s game.

Jansen said: “Jack Lynch picked up a knee knock on Saturday but it was more of a precaution and about changing the system.

“Dale Whitham had the flu so I didn’t want him to 
travel and spread it but he should be fit.”