CHORLEY FC boss Matt Jansen would not swap his dressing room for any team in the Vanarama Conference National North League after completing back-to-back 1-0 wins to set the early pace keep them in the early promotion race.

The Magpies may have suffered their their first defeat of the season losing 2-0 to Darlington 1883 last Wednesday, but banished the result to history with good results over the weekend.

On Saturday, they travelled to Worcester City and came back with all three points thanks to Marcus Carver’s first league goal of the season gave them victory at Worcester City before Jason Walker earned a home win over Stalybridge Celtic on Bank Holiday Monday.

Manager Jansen knew the challenge would be tough against a side just days after Celtic manager Liam Watson announced he was stepping down from his role.

Jansen said: “It is difficult when a manager leaves a club, it usually gives the team a knee-jerk reaction and they go on and win a couple of games.

“I said to the players before the game that we had to start well and in the first half we should have been five, six or seven goals up.

“We were one [goal up] and it should have been more, but the result was very pleasing as in the second half they threw everything at us and yet again another clean sheet which shows how formidable we are.

“It also shows how structured we are and strong defensively. Five clean sheets out of seven games is outstanding.”

Jansen continues to make full use of his squad at his disposal and the ex-Blackburn Rovers ace was impressed with the players who played on Monday.

“I said at the start of the season that it is not the 11 that start each game, it is about the 20 or 21 in the dressing room and the development squad,” he said.

“When they have been called upon, they have done more than they should — and been fantastic.

“The three I called upon (against Stalybridge) were great — Jason Walker has scored a goal for us, Blakes’ (Adam Blakeman) his distribution was excellent, Waqas (Azam) kept going down with cramp and I kept asking him was he all right but he kept soldiering on and was brilliant.

“He is only a young lad and is only going to go from strength to strength.

“Then I put Roscoe (Adam Roscoe) on, whose dad has not been so well which meant he has not had many minutes.

“But it was backs against the wall at times and he did an outstanding job and cleans up in front of the back three.

“It is about the team and the 20 in there, they all pull together.

“It is a great dressing room and I would not swap it for any other one in this league.”

Speaking of Walker’s contribution, Jansen added: “Jason’s a very clever player but he has not have many minutes and his match fitness is not going to be as strong as Sefton (Gonzales) or Marcus (Carver) who have played more games.

“He was a constant threat and took his goal very well.”