Brig boss Reynolds finds reasons for optimism

Bamber Bridge go to Squires Gate on Saturday with manager Neil Reynolds taking the positives from their opening pre-season friendlies.

Lancaster City and Morecambe will now not meet at Giant Axe on Saturday

Lancaster City boss’ frustration after Morecambe friendly is cancelled

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is pleased his side will be in action on Saturday after the frustration of seeing their derby with Morecambe cancelled.

Jamie Vermiglio

New Chorley boss Vermiglio wants to kick on in final third

Jamie Vermiglio says there is no bigger start than York City as the new Chorley boss builds up to his first season in charge of the Magpies.

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Preston forward Callum Robinson in action during last year's friendly at Bamber Bridge

Kick-off for Preston's friendly at Bamber Bridge will move if England reach World Cup quarter-finals

Kick-off for Preston North End’s friendly against Bamber Bridge will move if England reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
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Ryan Croasdale has become AFC Fylde's record transfer after joining from Kidderminster Harriers

Former PNE youngster Ryan Croasdale plotting Football League return with AFC Fylde

Former Preston North End midfielder Ryan Croasdale is hoping his move to AFC Fylde will eventually lead to a return to the Football League.

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Bamber Bridge skipper Matt Lawlor lifts the NPL First Division North play-off final trophy

Bamber Bridge have big plans for future prosperity

Plans are in place to take Bamber Bridge into the higher echelons of the non-league pyramid.

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Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds

Bamber Bridge won’t bet the ranch in quest for success

Neil Reynolds will not be held to ransom as he seeks to boost his squad for the challenge of the NPL Premier Division football next season.

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Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is confident his squad for next season will take shape sooner rather than later.

Lancaster City boss confident of signings sooner rather than later

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is confident he will have deals completed to bring new faces to Giant Axe sooner rather than later.

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Ryan Winder and Adam Campbell battle for the ball during last July's game at the Globe Arena.

Lancaster City to host Morecambe as pre-season friendly returns

Lancaster City and Morecambe will again meet this pre-season.

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Alistair Waddecar will play as a striker next season (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Bamber Bridge boss delighted as Alistair Waddecar signs up again

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds is delighted that his ‘talisman’ Alistair Waddecar has extended his stay at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

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Graham Alexander after scoring in his final appearance for Preston

PNE legend Graham Alexander named Salford City boss

Preston North End legend Graham Alexander has been appointed as Salford City manager.
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With Jason Walker at full-time (photo: Josh Vosper)

Exclusive Matt Jansen column

Chorley boss writes for the Lancashire Post

It’s been a week of highs and lows at Chorley. We’ve gone from the ecstasy of defeating Stockport County at Edgeley Park in the play-off qualification round, to the utter heartbreak of a last-minute defeat against Harrogate Town on Sunday which ended our fantastic season.

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Josh O'Keefe photographed in action by Josh Vosper in the game against FC United

Chorley boss Jansen frustrated after controversial 2-1 National League North play-off semi-final defeat at Harrogate

Chorley boss Matt Jansen says passage to the final of the National League North play-offs was cruelly taken out of their hands by some controversial refereeing decisions at Harrogate Town.
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MATCH REPORT: Harrogate 2 Chorley 1

Ten-man Chorley tasted play-off heartbreak once again as a last gasp Dominic Knowles crushed their dreams of promotion to the National League.
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Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds

Bamber Bridge win promotion to NPL Premier Division

Bamber Bridge 1, Prescot Cables 0

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Michael Potts in action for Bamber Bridge (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Big Interview: Brig midfielder Michael Potts

Craig Salmon talks to Bamber Bridge midfielder Michael Potts ahead of Saturday’s play-off final against Prescot Cables at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium

Should Michael Potts lead Bamber Bridge to promotion glory on Saturday afternoon, there are likely to be a few messages of congratulations pinging to his phone after the final whistle has been blown.

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Matt Jansen

Quickfire fixtures a positive says Chorley boss Jansen

Chorley have already faced 50 games this season and now they face another quick turnaround with a trip to Harrogate on Sunday in their National League North play-off semi-final.

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Captain urges Chorley to keep their focus ahead of play-off semi-final

Chorley were on cloud nine after winning at Stockport County in their National League North play-off eliminator on Wednesday but skipper Andy Teague is warning the job is far from over.

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Bamber Bridge 2 Tadcaster Albion 1: Brig come from behind to reach play-off final

Bamber Bridge battled back from a goal down to reach the NPL First Division North play-off final.
Magpies' Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson never doubted Chorley would make the play-offs

Josh Wilson says he had no doubt Chorley would make it to the play-offs as the Magpies prepare to face Stockport at Victory Park tonight.

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