Jansen calls on Magpies to find a ruthless edge

Andy Bond in hot pursuit against Alfreton Town
Andy Bond in hot pursuit against Alfreton Town
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Chorley boss Matt Jansen urged his men to find a ruthless edge after Saturday’s disappointing home defeat to Alfreton.

he Magpies bossed the game and peppered the visitors’ goal but could not make their dominance pay.

Cruelly Alfreton fired home twice in the space of two minutes to show the Magpies how it is done and cancel out Andy Bond’s first half strike.

Jansen says this is not a new phenomenon and says it is something they need to change if they want to rise up the National League North table.

He said: “It was very frustrating. From a controlling position we seemed to capitulate for about five minutes.

“We have to be more clinical in front of goal. Again, we had chance after chance and we didn’t finish it off and put the game out of sight, which has happened too many times this season, we haven’t been ruthless enough or clinical enough in front of goal. It is just composure.

“It is all right creating chances, you have to put the ball in the back of the net.

“We have taken our chances for granted and you can’t do that in this league.

“It is so disappointing, so frustrating but we can’t dwell on it, we will pick ourselves up and go again against Boston.”

Chorley travel to last season’s play-off semi-final opponents Boston on Saturday.

And Jansen called on his men not to dwell on the result and urged the fans to be patient.

He said: “Unfortunately it is the third defeat at home but things are changing.

“Garry Flitcroft has stepped down, I’ve come in and wherever you are, like at Manchester United or wherever, change does take time.

“We have strength in depth, I feel we are stronger than last year but we have had three defeats at home, there is no hiding from that, hopefully this will be the last one.

“It will be a tough one on Saturday. Boston are a good side, we know what they are all about.”