Chorley eye new faces as Matt’s side gets stronger

Vanarama National League North match between AFC Fylde and Chorley, at Kellamergh Park.'James Dean's shot is blocked.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'2-1-2016

Vanarama National League North match between AFC Fylde and Chorley, at Kellamergh Park.'James Dean's shot is blocked. PIC BY ROB LOCK'2-1-2016

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Chorley manager Matt Jansen is eager to bring in more new additions to bolster his side.

The Magpies took four points from three of the top six over the festive period, and now Jansen is keen to add to his squad after securing the signatures of Vinny Bailey, Raul Correia and Jordan Connerton on Christmas Eve.

Despite losing their first game of 2016 1-0 to local rivals AFC Fylde at Kellamergh Park on Saturday Jansen says his men are getting stronger as the National League North campaign goes on.

He said: “In the last few games we have looked stronger and we are starting to come into ourselves as a team. There are a few developments going on in the transfer market. One or two additions are set to come in in the next week or two so we will be even stronger.”

Jansen’s men have conceded a number of late goals throughout the season and Fylde’s Danny Rowe thundered the ball home in the 84th minute to seal a 1-0 win.

James Dean missed a penalty but ex-Crystal Palace striker Jansen refused to blame Dean and says he was not disappointed with his 11th-placed side’s performance.

He said: “I don’t blame Dean because the best players in the world miss penalties. We frustrated them, we kept their fans quiet and our fans were brilliant. The lads have given me everything and on another day we would have got more out of that game.

“I don’t have anything negative to say because we are building and we are getting stronger and we will be a force. Earlier on in the season we were shipping goals and we looked a bit sixes and sevens at times. But we are not like that now, we are a lot more professional.”

Chorley host relegation battling Corby Town at Victory Park on Saturday and Jansen is keen to kick-start a winning run. He said: “I’m still aiming for the play-offs. We are only half way through the season and if you can go on a run you never know what can happen.”