Flitcroft looking to fans to help Magpies through

Jack Dorney pushes forward in the middle of the park
Jack Dorney pushes forward in the middle of the park
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Garry Flitcroft feels play-off opponents Boston United will fear playing his Chorley side at Victory Park.

The Magpies meet Dennis Greene’s side tomorrow, (Wednesday), before travelling to Lincolnshire on Saturday, for the second leg of the Conference North play-offs.

Boston would seem to have the upper hand on the Magpies, being one of only two sides to take three points from Victory Park.

The two teams played each other twice in the space of a week and in the return fixture, nothing could separate the two sides in a 0-0 draw in Lincolnshire.

The Magpies’ home form is certainly something Flitcroft is proud of and he is very confident ahead of the first leg.

“We’ve had to change our style of play due to the pitch,but our home record is probably one of the best in the league,” said the Chorley boss.

“We’re strong at home and I feel Boston will fear playing us here. It’s a game we’ll be going into strong.

“I’m confident over two legs, as I know that if we play well, we will get the result that we want.”

The Victory Park crowds have gone from strength-to -strength in recent years and the club can boast they average more than 1,000 fans at each home game.

Flitcroft feels the club’s home support can play a vital role in Wednesday’s play-off.

He said: “I’ve said it before, but this is a big club with excellent support.

“It’s one of the reasons I came here four or five years ago, and know exactly how loud it can get.

“I just hope this Wednesday the fans generate a super atmosphere. It really does help.

“There is no point in having 2,500 or 3,000 fans in the ground if they don’t get right behind us.

“We have got to help create that atmosphere, but we need to see if they can shout us on to a victory that can set us up well for Saturday.

“It would be great to replicate the atmosphere we had against AFC Fylde in the play-offs in my first year.

“Everybody remembers that night, and you need your fans behind you at home.

“I’m very hopeful they will do that on Wednesday and if they do, I’m sure that we’ll get the result that we need.”

The club is anticipating a bumper crowd for Wednesday so fans are advised to arrive early.

Normal ticket rules apply to the game at Victory Park and the big kick-off is at 7.45pm.