CHORLEY will get their National League North campaign underway against York City at Victory Park on Saturday, August 4.

The Magpies are looking to reach the play-offs for the third year in a row and will bid to go one better this term and win promotion.

After opening the season against the Minstermen they are on the road at Guiseley on Tuesday, August 7 and Nuneaton Borough on Saturday, August 11.

The trip to Stockport County is on Tuesday, October 30 while the Hatters make the return trip on Saturday, April 20.

The festive double header is against FC United this season, with the Magpies away on Boxing Day and at home on New Year's Day, before a trip to newly promoted Hereford on Saturday, January 5.

Chorley finish the season on Saturday, April 27 with a home clash against Bradford Park Avenue.

Meanwhile new boss Jamie Vermiglio has made Elliot Newby his fifth signing of the summer. The 22-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee from AFC Telford.

Newby joins twin brother Alex in the Chorley ranks.

“It was very difficult for me to leave Telford as I was really enjoying my time there,” he said. “But the travelling was difficult, and after talking to Vermo and listening to what was being planned at Chorley, I felt that, combined with the reduced travel, would help my game progress.

“Alex has told me how good a club Chorley is to play for, and it’ll be nice to be playing alongside him again too. It might be a bit weird at first, but I’m sure in time it will be really enjoyable.”

Vermiglio has also strengthened his backroom team with the addition of former Bury manager Andy Preece.

The 51-year-old was most recently manager at Southport after a four-and-a-half year spell as director of football at Welsh Premier League side Airbus UK Broughton.

Preece was Vermiglio's manager when he was playing at Northwich Victoria, and he said: “When I played for Andy at Northwich I really liked the way he worked.

"He’s a manager really, so we weren’t sure he’d be interested, but when he said he was we couldn’t wait to get him on board.

"It’s important to have someone you trust who is able to fit in quickly and help develop what we already have at the football club. We felt having at least three people in the team was a minimum requirement, so with Andy coming in to help Smudge and myself I feel we’ve got a lot of experience to draw from going forward."

The Magpies have unveiled the kits they will be playing in next season, manufactured by Chorley Sport.

The home strip remains black and white stripes with red trim, while the away kit is light blue with black sleeves and the third kit is yellow with black shorts. All three are available to pre-order for £35 for adults and £25 for juniors.