Chorley fans will be allowed to travel on the team coach again to away matches after a ban on supporters was lifted.

The club imposed a ban on fans travelling with the team after incidents at previous matches, one of which involved several supporters allegedly being drunk and rowdy.

A limited number of supporters will be allowed to travel on the team coach for the FA Trophy tie with Guiseley on Saturday.

The move was praised by Mark Rees, chairman of Chorley FC's supporters' trust, Magpies Trust.

He said: "The original incident was probably blown out of proportion but I am happy the problems have been resolved. We're grateful to Chorley FC for letting fans travel to away games with the team.

"It's essential that the club and the fans work together, and this can only help matters.

"The players will benefit from increased support at away matches, and fans without cars will be able to follow their team again.

"There have been difficulties in previous years in the relationship between fans and the club but the situation is now much better and overall I would say the relationship is excellent.

"Things are improving on the pitch as well and hopefully we will soon see more fans at both home and away matches. "

Sixteen supporters will be allowed on the coach and they can reserve their places by contacting the club on 01257 263406.

A club statement said the reduction in numbers is to allow space for the players to stretch out, so that they arrive at the match relaxed and ready to play.

Supporters have been asked to leave plenty of space for the players to relax, and, therefore, occupy the eight rows of seats immediately behind the club officials.

The tie will give the Magpies a respite from the league following their victory at Kendal last Saturday and a visit to Spennymoor to play Bishop Auckland last night (Tuesday).

Chorley will welcome all the support they can get on Saturday as Guiseley will prove tough opponents as they are currently placed in a healthy fifth spot in the Unibond Premier League with seven victories.

Chorley will host Clitheroe in a league match next Tuesday if neither side are involved in FA Trophy replays.