CHORLEY will hope a double signing can help reignite their season ahead of a Friday night trip to FC United of Manchester.

The Magpies have won just one of their last eight National League North games to drop to 10th in the table.

But despite that poor run Matt Jansen's side remain within touching distance of the play-offs and a win tonight would leave them outside the top seven only on goal difference ahead of Saturday's fixtures.

Chorley have struggled for goals this term, managing just 32 in 28 games with only rock-bottom North Ferriby United and relegation-threatened Curzon Ashton scoring fewer.

Jansen has moved to try and solve the striking crisis with the addition of forward James Barrigan from League One leaders Wigan.

The 20-year-old spent time on loan with Evo-Stik Premier side Warrington Town earlier this season and is joined at Victory Park by former Latics teammate Josh Gregory.

The 19-year-old central midfielder has also made from the move with both joining the Magpies on non contract terms.

Chorley were without a game last weekend and Jansen believes the extended rest has done his side positive.

The Magpies chief said: "We're a good team and a united team. We've had a good 10 days since our last match and everyone is feeling positive."