Flitcroft is facing a selection headache

Darren Stephenson celebrates his match winner against Hyde on Saturday
Darren Stephenson celebrates his match winner against Hyde on Saturday

Garry Flitcroft admits he will face a number of selection problems in the coming weeks and he has urged his players to keep their shirt if they earn it.

The Chorley boss left midfielders Jack Dorney and Ashley Mulholland out of the squad against Hyde on

Saturday.

Flitcroft will also be left with a difficult decision as goalkeeper Sam Ashton has returned to full fitness.

Stand-in goalkeeper Aaron Grundy has been getting the plaudits as he has deputised between the posts.

Grundy pulled off a magnificent save to deny Tom Bentham a hat-trick on Saturday with many people dubbing it ‘the best save they have ever seen’.

Flitcroft said: “I had major problems leaving lads out the squad and we still have quality players to return.

“I said to the lads if you have a position in the team keep it, so they need to take there chances.

“I actually missed Aaron’s save as I went to the toilet, but I have to give him a special mention.

“For the games he’s played he’s been brilliant, now Sam is back I have a problem, Aaron will stay in, as he has done

brilliantly.”

On Saturday, Chorley take a break from league action as they welcome Stalybridge Celtic in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

Flitcroft added: “It’s another home game with a big crowd, we want a huge atmosphere and the fans to be loud.”