Flitcroft urges caution

Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft talks to the media about the clubs new shirt sponsors Derian House.
Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft talks to the media about the clubs new shirt sponsors Derian House.

Chorley FC boss Garry Flitcroft is refusing to get carried away after his side won their first three games in the Evostik Premier League.

He said: “Things have gone well for in our first few matches as we beat Frickley and North Ferriby.

“The match against Buxton on Saturday was totally different as they came to our ground and tried to stop us from playing. It was only 20 minutes from the end that we got the goal. We never looked threatened and they just wanted to grind out a result.

“We are going to have games like that this season. It is up to me to get the lads focussed to get a few wins.

“I have got strength in depth and know that if one of my players is injured then there are players to come in to do a job. Jamie (Vermiglio) has had a few hamstring problems while Chris (Denham) had a strain from his time at Altrincham but we rested him as I had players to replace them.

“Matt (Jansen) has a back strain but he will be back soon too.”

One player Flitcroft has been impressed by is leading scorer Steve Foster - who has hit five goals so far.

He said: “Steve has been outstanding since pre-season and has looked really sharp in training. Adam Roscoe also played well at the end of last year and he just seems to have carried on where he left off.”

Chorley attracted a crowd of 855 on Saturday and Flitcroft wants 1,000 supporters in - starting with the Bank Holiday game against Marine.