Chorley boss Flitcroft wants to chop a Forest

Lancashire Telegraph: Garry Flitcroft Garry Flitcroft

CHORLEY boss Garry Flitcroft is geared up for the biggest game his promotion hunting Magpies have played this season – and is believes an FA Trophy upset could be on the cards.

Flitcroft’s men host big spending Skrill Premier outfit Forest Green Rovers at Victory Park in the second round of the competition.

And while Evo-Stik League Premier Division high-flyers Chorley go into the game in the rare position of underdogs, Flitcroft knows there is enough ability in his squad to rattle the West Country outfit.

“They have been tipped to win the Conference but we have a great side here and I think we will put on a good show,” said Flitcroft.

“But we are definitely the underdogs.”

Chorley’s 13-match winning streak – a club record – was ended with a 2-1 reverse at the hands of Barwell at the weekend but the manager knows they can recover from that blip.

“We didn’t start well nd conceded two goals,” he said. “That isn’t like us but apart from that we looked to be well on top.”

Chorley are expecting a bumper crowd on Saturday and all fans will be entered into a free prize draw to win a half season ticket.

Father Christmas will also be taking time out from his busy schedule to make a special guest appearance at that game.

The Magpies are then at home again next Tuesday when they face Witton Albion in the Doodson Cup in what is a hectic pre-Christmas schedule.

They were also in action last night against Ramsbottom United in the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy and chairman Ken Wright said: “It’s another big week for the club as we continue to chase honours on four fronts.

“The way the draws have worked out, we’ve got three home games in a week in the different cup competitions, which is a big ask for supporters, particularly at this time of year.

“As a result, we are also putting on a free draw for all supporters at our next three home games.”

Admission prices for the FA Trophy game are £9 adults and £5 concessions (£3 children between eight and 15 with U7s going free.

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