Teague delighted at Hine’s new deal

Andy Teague and Tom Clarke accept the Jack Kirkland Trophy from Chorley President Brian Pilkington
Andy Teague and Tom Clarke accept the Jack Kirkland Trophy from Chorley President Brian Pilkington
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Andrew Teague is delighted that team-mate Josh Hine has signed a new one-year contract with Chorley.

Hine committed his future to the Victory Park outfit on Saturday after the 0-0 pre-season draw with Preston North End.

The pacy forward had attracted interest from several National League clubs over the summer.

But Hine has opted against the step up which delighted skipper Teague.

“Josh has done really well since he joined the club a few years ago,” he said.

“He did well last year despite suffering an early injury.

“He gives us a different dimension when we are playing, hopefully he continues to improve and scoring goals.”

Teague featured at the heart of defence during Saturday’s Jack Kirkland Memorial Trophy tie.

New signings Kieran Charnock and Sam Sheridan also started for Matt Jansen’s team.

Despite only playing a handful of minutes together, Teague was pleased with the performances that each player put in.

“Saturday was about getting our fitness and getting to know the new signings,” he added.

“It’s a new system and we’ll be working on things in training.

“We went long when we had to but we also kept it on the floor against a Championship side.

“I thought we kept our shape well, they had Jermaine Beckford and Joe Garner up front.

“In his last game, Beckford scored a hat-trick at Wembley, Kieran was a good fit alongside me and Sam looked very comfortable on the ball.

“I think it’s promising signs ahead of the new season.”

The Magpies will continue their pre-season campaign on Wednesday.

The Harold Taylor Memorial Trophy will be on the line as Bolton Wanderers visit Victory Park, kick-off 7.45pm.

Chorley then travel to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium where they play Neil Crowe’s Bamber Bridge.

Speaking ahead of the two fixtures, Teague is anticipating two tough encounters.

“Bolton will be a good test for us, they’ll have a young side out who’ll want to win,” he said.

“Bamber Bridge have strengthened their squad with quality players, I’m sure it will be a tough game for both teams.”