Smart Magpies revving up for new season nicely

Andy Teague in the new shirt
Andy Teague in the new shirt

Newly-promoted Chorley will be donning a purple kit in the 2014/15 Conference North season.

The Magpies have opted for a third kit for the coming season as several fixtures won’t allow them to wear either their black and white stripes or red away kit.

The Guardian can exclusively reveal the third kit, being modelled by skipper Andrew Teague.

Teague took time out of his summer schedule to don the kit and, in the process, link up with the club’s main sponsors the Chorley Group.

The energetic centre-half will also have a new set of wheels for the new season after purchasing a car from the stadium sponsors.

Garry Flitcroft’s side start their pre-season training tonight, Tuesday, and Teague is delighted to be linking up with his title-winning side once again.

He said: “We have all been in contact over the summer and everybody just cannot wait to get going.

“We want to get involved again as it’s what everybody misses.”

Last season, Teague missed out on his pre-season due to illness and personal

commitments.

But this time around, it’s all systems go for the popular skipper.

He added: “I missed out last year as I had my tonsils taken out and then I was away for 10 days at my sister’s wedding.

“So I did all of my work at home and then in actual games.

“But this year I’ll get a full stint of pre-season training under my belt and I’m looking forward to it.”

Flitcroft has been hard at work this week and has signed up two more players for the new campaign.

Midfielder Harry Winter has signed on the dotted line, joining from rivals AFC Fylde, while defender Tom Smyth has been lured from Frank Sinclair’s Colwyn Bay.

Striker Darren Stephenson also penned a new deal at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium.

Teague is happy with how the squad is shaping up.

He added: “We had a good squad anyway, and I think everyone has re-signed from last year.

“But the lads we have brought in are good players too, and I think we are all looking forward to the new season now.”

Flitcroft was pleased with the two new signings.

He said: “They are two quality players and I’m delighted to have signed both of them.

“Harry is a player we have seen a lot of as he played for AFC Fylde and I know plenty about Tom Smyth as well.

“They are players that will only improve our squad and I can’t wait to get started with them.”

n The club are now offering the chance for a fan to win the shirt being modelled by Teague.

Fans must answer this question and send all answers to info@chorleyfc.com.

How long have the Chorley Group sponsored Chorley FC for?

All entries must be made before 5pm on Monday July 7.

n Information has been released for the club’s first pre-season friendly game.

Chorley will take on Preston North End for the Jack Kirkland Trophy on Tuesday, July 15.

Adults can see the game for £7 and concessions £5.

Under-16s are £3 and Under-12s will be free.

Season ticket holders can see the game for free.

They are advised to pick up a special voucher from the club which will then gain them entry to all pre-season fixtures.