Blank Saturdays causing concern for Magpies

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‘Don’t forget about us’ is the cry from Chorley FC after Saturday’s scheduled game against Rushall Olympic was postponed.

Chorley are in the middle of a spell of eight weeks without a Saturday home game due to the weekend’s call-off.

The next scheduled fixture at Victory Park is against Frickley Athletic on November 16 – and director Graham Watkinson is unhappy.

He said: “It’s probably eight weeks without a solid income.

“We may have an FA Trophy tie, but this all depends on whether we beat Whitby Town this Saturday, and then get drawn at home.

“Yes, we do have a couple of Tuesday night games, but not everybody can make them.

“So we are losing vital income, but there is also a big danger fans will lose the bug of attending.

“We want to keep in touch with people and that can be done to some extent with social network sites, but not all of our fans can access those.”

Manager Garry Flitcroft was disappointed the Rushall fixture was called off, but he is keen to keep the ball rolling tonight with an Evo-Stik Premier Division away game at Nantwich Town.

He said: “It was most unfortunate we didn’t have a game.

“We have missed out on a big gate, and it’s a real shame for our fans, but on the pitch we want to keep the momentum going, and we can only do this by getting three points tonight at Nantwich.

“We like to keep winning games and I’ll make sure we have that right mentality.

“I have said it before I have a great squad of players here and I’m more than confident ahead of each game.”

Chorley travel to Whitby on Saturday in the FA Trophy and Flitcroft will be fielding a strong side as he understands the importance of a decent run in the competition.

He said: “We will be going there to win the game as it’s a good competition and it’s also a good money maker for the club.

“We will have a good group of fans going, which is great, and hopefully we will be able to do the business.”