Jansen confident ahead of FC clash

Matt Jansen feels his Chorley FC side have more than enough to deal with newly promoted FC United of Manchester, tonight, Tuesday.

The Magpies boss wants his players to have the same mentality from Saturday’s 2-2 draw away at Corby Town.

Despite only picking up a point, many people felt the Magpies deserved a win on the road.

Dale Whitham opened the scoring before an Ashley Sammons brace gave the hosts the lead.

Josh Hine equalised late in the first half and the second period saw the Magpies spurn several chances.

Tonight’s opponents FC United are still searching for their first National League North victory.

In the past, the fan-owned club have fared well against the Magpies.

“If the players can show the same attitude and stand up again like they did do against Corby and give 120 per cent then there is no reason why we won’t win that game,” Jansen said.

“Hopefully the crowd will get behind us tonight, there is a bit of an old rivalry and I’m sure it will be a great

atmosphere.”

In other news, the Magpies last week added experienced midfielder Andy Bond to the squad.

Bond has featured for the likes of Stevenage and Chesterfield in the Football League.

Leaving Victory Park is striker Aaron Burns.

Burns, who joined from Nantwich Town last season, has failed to make an appearance in the Magpies’ opening three games.

Burns has joined former club Ashton United, who are in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

lThe Chorley Supporters Trust is launching a fan ownership fund tonight at the FC United game.

The Trust hopes to one day follow in the footsteps of the FC United fans and buy the football club.

The Trust aims to raise £10,000 this year.

Chairman Ryan Modlin said: “Community ownership is the best way forward for Chorley FC. Now we’re raising money for the day when our club is put up for sale.”

lThe club’s Under-18s team beat Chester 2-1 in their opening fixture on Sunday.