Challinor keeping busy

Coasters boss Dave ChallinorCoasters boss Dave Challinor
Coasters boss Dave Challinor
AFC Fylde bid to get back on track in their promotion push from National League North when they travel to Telford tomorrow.

Fylde suffered a surprise 3-2 loss to Worcester on Saturday and should have entertained Corby on Tuesday evening, only for the match to be postponed because the Kellamargh Park pitch was waterlogged.

But it meant there was no night-off for Challinor.

Instead he travelled to Telford to watch their match, which went ahead as planned.

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The Bucks lost at home to Hednesford 3-1 to add to their relegation worries.

Challinor said: “The last time I travelled to Telford to watch them, I got all the way there, only for the game to be called off. Luckily, it went ahead this time. Telford have a direct, physical approach that we will have to deal with.”

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor has re-iterated the club’s intention to go full-time if the objective of promotion to the National League is attained.

The Coasters’ determination to go along that road was one of the reasons the recent bid to sign Chorley midfielder Jake Cottrell stalled and the player decided to stay put with the Magpies.

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According to Challinor, the prospect of eventually going full-time did not appeal to the Chorley player, Fylde having given his club seven days’ notice of their interest.

The AFC Fylde boss said: “We are looking to go full-time once we achieve our ambitions. That has always been the plan and the way we have been thinking.”

“That affects the way we are trying to recruit players and have them training every day.”