Matt only has eyes for Skem after Fylde draw

New Chorley signing Sam Cosgrove
New Chorley signing Sam Cosgrove
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Chorley boss Matt Jansen says his focus is on tonight’s replay clash at Skelmersdale and teeing-up a tasty local derby FA Trophy first round tie at AFC Fylde.

The Magpies drew 0-0 in their FA Trophy Third Round Qualifying clash at Victory Park against Skem on Saturday.

And Jansen urged his National League North men to be more clinical and beat the Evo-Stik Premier Division strugglers in their own back yard tonight.

He said: “We hit the bar, hit the post, had one cleared off the line. It was just one of those days but too often this season we haven’t converted our chances.

“If we get through we will be playing AFC Fylde three times in a month.

“Unfortunately if we get through it will be at their place.

“We have played them many times and done well against them in recent times.

“But firstly we need to focus on tonight and beating Skelmersdale.”

Chorley’s on-loan Wigan striker Sam Cosgrove came off the bench in the draw at Victory Park and Jansen hinted he may be in-line for a start tonight.

He said: “He’s a big lad, he’s only 18 and he’s a handful, he looked quick on Saturday. He had a couple of chances and on a another day one of those goes in.

“I will consider starting him.”

On-loan Fleetwood defender Max Cartwright missed Saturday’s game due to a hip tweak and Josh Hine is still not 100% fit.

After tonight’s clash at Skelmersdale ninth-placed Chorley host third-placed North Ferriby United in the league.

United beat Chorley 4-0 in the second game of the season and Jansen is looking for revenge.

He said: “They are very strong. They have strength in a lot of areas and they have striker Tom Denton who is a handful for anyone in this division. We are looking for revenge.”