Jansen respectful ahead of cup clash

Chorley defender Chris Doyle celebrates after equalising for the Magpies
Chorley defender Chris Doyle celebrates after equalising for the Magpies
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Matt Jansen insists his Chorley side won’t be taking minnows Whitley Bay lightly in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

Chorley face their Northern League Division One opponents on Saturday and go into the away game as heavy

favourites.

Jansen has previously stated that he wants a run in the FA Cup.

But the Chorley chief pointed to Whitley’s impressive form which has seen them go on an eight-match unbeaten run and he feels his side must be at their best come the weekend.

“We can’t take anything for granted, it is a tough league over that way,” Jansen said.

“They’ve beaten the likes of Matlock Town and they are unbeaten at home.

“We cannot take them lightly, they will be up for it, it’s a cup final for them and it’s a massive pay day for them.

“So we won’t take them lightly and we’ll be going there with a fully fit squad to go and get another result.”

Last time out, Chorley were held to a 2-2 draw against National League North table-toppers Solihull Moors.

Despite falling behind early, Chorley took advantage of 10-man Solihull to lead 2-1.

But Marcus Bignot’s men equalised midway through the second half to seal a deserved point at Victory Park.

“At 1-0 down after two minutes, I’d have taken a 2-2 draw.

“But against 10-men we’ve missed the chance to defeat a well-organised and unbeaten side, which would have made a massive statement to the rest of the league.”

Elsewhere, Harry Winter has joined Ashton United on dual registration whilst Sam Sheridan has been told he can look for another club.