GARRY Flitcroft insists his red-hot Chorley side will not take Curzon Ashton for granted in tomorrow’s big FA Trophy clash at Victory Park.

The Magpies will be hot favourites to triumph in the first-round tie and stretch their club record winning run in all competitions to 12 matches.

Chorley play one division higher than visiting Curzon in the Evo-Stik League.

But Magpies manager Flitcroft is wary of the threat the First Division North high flyers will pose.

The former Blackburn Rovers midfielder said: “I’ve watched them and they are a good side.

“We’ll have to be at our best to win the game.

“They’re organised and going well in their league so it should make for a good game.”

Flitcroft is hoping for another big crowd at Victory Park after a season-best 1,017 supporters watched Chorley’s 2-1 win over Ilkeston last weekend – a win which kept them second in the Premier Division with two games in hand on leaders Skelmersdale United.

Flitcroft said: “We’re playing some good football but more than anything else the fans want to see the players giving 100 per cent week in and week out – and that’s what I’m getting from the lads.

“I’m proud of them.”

In-form Ramsbottom United will attempt to stretch their unbeaten Evo-Stik League First Division North unbeaten run to 10 matches tomorrow when they travel to Kendal Town.

The eighth-placed Rams – who have games in hand on the vast majority of teams above them – make the trip to Cumbria on the back of a 4-1 home victory over Clitheroe in midweek.

Seventh-placed Clitheroe, for whom it was their first league defeat since October 26, will attempt to bounce back tomorrow at Prescot Cables.

Padiham are away to Cammell Laird.

Barnoldswick Town bid to return to winning ways in the North West Counties League Premier Division at home to basement boys Wigan Robin Park.

Eighth-placed Barlick could do a favour for second-bottom Bacup & Rossendale Borough, who are at home to Abbey Hey.

Seventh-placed Colne, meanwhile, make their way to Stockport Sports.

Nelson’s injury problems have mounted before tomorrow’s First Division encounter at Cheadle Town.

Ed O’Neil has undergone an operation to treat his broken cheekbone while Jack Brooks is expected to be out for another week with an ankle problem.

Free-scoring Nelson go into the game in third and on the back of a five-match winning sequence.

AFC Darwen are away to Ashton Town.