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Magpies manager Matt Jansen

Magpies manager Matt Jansen

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Matt Jansen is hoping that two games at Victory Park can steer Chorley back on course for the play-offs.

The Magpies host Corby Town tomorrow (3pm), with Gloucester City the visitors the following week.

Although back in 11th place in the National League North, Chorley boss Jansen sees a top-five finish as a realistic target.

He said: “I’m still shooting for the play-offs, there is still almost half the season left.

“If we can go on a run, you never know what can happen.

“I told the lads before the game at AFC Fylde last week that in the last three or four matches, we had looked stronger and stronger.

“We are starting to come into ourselves as a team and with a few developments in the transfer market, we will get stronger still.

“Earlier on in the season we were shipping goals and we looked a bit at sixes and sevens at times.

“But we are not like that now, we are a lot more professional.

“Against Fylde who are at the top fighting for promotion, we more than matched them and had a lot of possession.

“The only thing was that we failed to take our chances, including the missed penalty.

“So I cannot be disappointed in that performance and can take plenty of positives.

“If we had put away a chance, we would have come away with a point, which was the least we deserved.

“The game before we had won at Harrogate Town who are up there, so we are on the right track.

“Now we have got back-to-back home games.

“If we can get good results from them, it could be the start of a good run.

“Putting some good results together can move you up.”

Corby arrive in Lancashire in 21st position, Chorley having drawn 2-2 with them away in August.

The Magpies will be hoping to be able to include new signing Tom Field in their squad soon.

Field, a creative midfielder, joined them at the end of December from Welsh club Airbus UK.

But the deal requires international clearance and a hold-up at the Welsh FA prevented him making his debut against AFC Fylde.

Meanwhile, in the NPL First Division North, Burscough are at home to Witton Albion.

Clitheroe hit the road and travel to Trafford, while Kendal visit Radcliffe.