Burns real hot stuff for soaring Magpies

Aaron Burns celebrates scoring a second for Chorley
Aaron Burns celebrates scoring a second for Chorley
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Garry Flitcroft has hailed striker Aaron Burns for his rich vein of form in front of goal.

Burns only signed on the dotted line for the Magpies last week but already he is grabbing the headlines.

After scoring a goal on his debut against Gainsborough Trinity two Saturdays ago, Burns twice found the net in the superb 3-1 success at title contenders AFC Fylde at the weekend.

The former Manchester United trainee made the step up to the Conference North after starting the season with Evo-Stik Premier Division side Nantwich Town, where he scored 17 league goals.

Burns has slotted straight into the starting line-up at Victory Park and boss Flitcroft is delighted with his latest


He said: “Aaron wanted to come here and test himself at a higher level and score goals.

“I could see from the first training session that he had quality and I know he will be scoring goals in this league.

“You struggle to find

goalscorers at any level and it’s great for the team that they know they have somebody up top who can score goals.”

And Flitcroft was full of praise for his whole side after their latest victory.

After a poor start to 2015, Chorley have now won their last two fixtures, scoring seven goals and conceding just two.

The Magpies will be hoping to continue their fine form tonight, Tuesday, as they travel to the Midlands to take on 18th-placed Leamington.

The Chorley camp is full of confidence and Flitcroft expects his side to pick up where they left off.

“He said: “We know the trip to Leamington won’t be easy as no game in this league is easy and we won’t underestimate them.

“But we’ve played very well in the last two games and people are coming back from injury.”

The Chorley squad is going from strength to strength with Jake Cottrell and Chris Almond returning from injury, while Burns and defender Matthew Flynn, who signed from fellow Conference North side Hyde United, now wear the black and white colours of Chorley.

The Chorley boss hailed his entire squad for Saturday’s performance and feels they will only get better.

“We have a very strong squad and we’ll go right to the end,” said Flitcroft.

“I wouldn’t swap this squad for any other in the league. We’ve got players coming back from injury so we have plenty of bodies.”

Chorley host promotion rivals Guiseley this Saturday.

Kick off is 3pm.