Flitcroft is keeping faith in title heroes

Craig Knight, sales manager at the Chorley Group, manager Garry Flitcroft, club captain Andy Teague and club stalwart Jamie Vermiglio
Craig Knight, sales manager at the Chorley Group, manager Garry Flitcroft, club captain Andy Teague and club stalwart Jamie Vermiglio
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Garry Flitcroft has insisted that there will not be wholesale changes at Victory Park this summer.

The Chorley boss has spoken out, saying he would like to keep the bulk of his squad, and will only strengthen with three or four new signings.

The Magpies are still in party mode fresh off a title-winning Evo-Stik League Premier Division season.

A civic event was held on Flat Iron car park last Friday where fans piled in to celebrate with the team and other club officials.

Flitcroft said: “We have a great squad and I don’t think anybody will be leaving.

“It isn’t a big step up but we will need to bring in a three or four fresh faces just to give us that extra quality.

“I have always said this is the best squad I’ve had at Chorley and I don’t want to change that.”

Promotion to the Conference North means much better pitches and grounds for the Magpies.

Chorley face trips to Chester, Stockport County and Gainsborough Trinity among others.

And Flitcroft feels his side will benefit from the improved standards.

He added: “I’ve always said that we have footballers suited to better pitches, and going up a division will mean better pitches and we will only benefit from that.

“We have nothing to fear going up – we showed against Forest Green Rovers and Tamworth we can compete with bigger clubs and I expect us to do so next season.”

Even though curtains have been drawn on football for a short space of team at Victory Park, events are still happening over the summer.

On Friday, May 30 the club will be hosting a unique 70s night.

People are being asked to come down and boogie the night away by dancing to old classics.

Club director Roy Miller said: “It’s been a fantastic season at the football club and we want to duplicate that in the summer by putting on events in the social club.

“The night promises to be lots of fun and people can come in fancy dress if they wish, although this is entirely optional.”

Tickets are £10 which includes food on the night.

To purchase, call into the club office throughout the week from 10am till 2pm or for more information call Roy on 077302 02455.