Boss Flitcroft’s cry rallying to keep Chorley on track

Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft talks to the media about the clubs new shirt sponsors Derian House.

Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft talks to the media about the clubs new shirt sponsors Derian House.

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Chorley manager Garry Flitcroft said promotion is still his aim, despite the financial difficulties facing the club.

The club’s directors and Northern Trust Group Limited, which is owned by businessman Trevor Hemmings, have agreed to pump £30,000 into the club.

On Saturday Chorley were thumped 4-0 at Matlock, but Flitcroft said nothing had changed his focus.

He said: “As far as I’m concerned, it’s business as usual. I’m firmly committed to the club, and fully focused on the job of building on the success we’ve enjoyed over the last 12 months.

“I’d like to think the people of Chorley now have a team they can be proud of, so it’s vital we don’t let what’s happened set us back.

“We all need to do our bit to keep the momentum going – that’s me, the players, the board and the fans. At the end of the day, we’re in this together.

“The board have come up with a number of initiatives, and I urge our fans to do what they can to support them.

“If we all stick together, I believe we can challenge for a second successive promotion.”

Last week, the Guardian revealed that Philip Haslam, 23, the club’s accountant, was arrested by police on September 8 on suspicion of theft and false accounting. He has been bailed by officers until November 9 pending further investigation.