Magpie star’s plea to fans

HAPPIER TIMES: Chorley's Andrew Teague with the Evo-Stik Division One North play-off trophy

HAPPIER TIMES: Chorley's Andrew Teague with the Evo-Stik Division One North play-off trophy

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Your club needs you!

That’s the message from Chorley star Andrew Teague to the town, ahead of Saturday’s home game with Nantwich Town.

The cash-strapped club hasn’t paid its players for nearly a fortnight, and desperately needs to raise up to £40,000 to clear its bills.

The Guardian has launched our Save Our Magpies 2 campaign, in a bid to keep Chorley FC afloat, and has called on the community to get behind the Magpies.

Teague said: “My message to the fans is to come out on Saturday and support your club.

“We’re 100 per cent committed to the cause, and we genuinely feel we’re part of something very special at Chorley.

“The players get a real buzz from the crowd.

“When I was at Lancaster City we played some really good football, but never got more than 200-250 fans.

“We get big crowds at Chorley, and I’m really hoping everyone will get behind the team on Saturday.”

Before that, the board of directors at Chorley Football Club are urging all fans to an open meeting on Wednesday (December 7) to discuss ways of helping the club overcome its financial problems.

The meeting – to be held in the social club at 8pm – is open to all supporters.

The board plans to outline the current financial situation at the club, and there will also be an opportunity for fans to share any ideas they may have to help bring in much needed funds.