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PLAYER UPDATES | Squad Members Out On Loan

Such is the quality of players in each of this year’s Development Squads, that many of the older players have either already gone out on loan to other clubs in the area, or are due to be loaned out.

This is to help them in their development plan with the Magpies by gaining valuable experience playing regular football within a first team environment.

Since the beginning of the season, the lads have played only a handful of Lancashire League games due to unforeseen postponements and they understandably want to be playing competitive matches.

Of the current Under 21s, the following players are currently loaned out:

Prescot Cables – Louis Coyne, Jordan Southworth

AFC Liverpool – Ryan Farnworth

Skelmersdale Utd – Jordan Darr, Tyler Rufus, Jack Lenehan

Mossley – Declan Evans

West Didsbury – Callum Darcy to go out on loan this week

Another four players are due to go out on loan next week.

The Development Squad managers regularly go out to watch the lads in action, keeping a close eye on those who have been identified as having the potential to develop their game further.  They also seek feedback from other club managers as to how the players perform in training and in competitive games, just as the Chorley Senior Squad management ask for updates as to how the lads are developing.

With a number of Under 21s out on loan, this paves the way for some of the shining lights from the Under 18s to be signed up, and four are due to put pen to paper at training on Tuesday.  This is in advance of the Under 21’s next scheduled league game, away to Leeds-based RIASA West, this Saturday KO 2pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTPONED | Development Squad v Ashton Athletic

After a pitch inspection at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium this morning, we are sorry to announce that this evening's Lancashire League West game vs Ashton Athletic has been postponed.

The revised fixture will announced in the new year.

The next scheduled game for the U21s will see us travel to Lancaster City next Tuesday evening KO 19.45 where we will play the top placed side in the league in our last game of 2017.  A win would see us leapfrog the Dolly Blues to claim top place at Christmas.

PITCH INSPECTION | Development Squad v Ashton Athletic

After a season of postponements so far, thinks don't appear to be looking any easier for the Development Squad.

With the recent Arctiv snap seeing off the senior squad's home game against Kidderminster Harriers at the weekend, the sub-zero temperatures have taken a toll on the Victory Park pitch which remains frozen in parts. As a result, we have called a precautionary pitch inspection tomorrow morning at 10.30, ahead of the visit of Ashton Athletic.

We will announce the result of the inspection as early as possible.  Should the game go ahead, it will kick off at 1945 Wednesday evening. Entry, as usual will be by donation and the social club will be open throughout.

If the game is called off, our next match is away at top of the table Lancaster City next Tuesday evening, KO 1945 as first meets second in the table in our pre-Christmas clash,

U21 MATCH PREVIEW | RIASA West away

This Saturday sees the Development Squad in a return to league action with a trip across the Pennines to face Leeds-based RIASA West.

With poor weather predicted over the weekend, it is hoped that the 3G pitch at the Westwood Hall Conference Centre will see the match survive after a series of enforced  postponements.

The two sides have met already this season, under the floodlights at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium.  The September match saw the young Magpies run out 2-1 winners over the American students.  RIASA is a US-based sports and university programme where players have the opportunity to develop their abilities as part of their football education through playing professional academy/reserve teams. In addition, students will have the opportunity for professional internship opportunities in a variety of fields connected to the sports industry.

The Development Squad have five wins from five games and sit in second place in the Galaxy Lancashire League West, whereas RIASA West are currently in seventh spot on seven points with two wins, a draw and two losses.

For the Development Squad, this will be their first match without David Chadwick in charge, following his move to FC United of Manchester last week.  His assistant, Paul Greenacre was asked if he wanted to step up to the manager’s job and he was happy to take over.

Looking forward to taking over from Chaddy, Greeny said ‘It’s an exciting time ahead of us.  We have a number of established players going out on loan to further their development.’

He added ‘This in turn will hopefully give us room to have a look at other players and start promoting some of the under 18s.’

And addressing some concerns that his management style will mean a different style of play, Greeny said ‘The game plan will be no different.  We’ll continue to work hard and try to utilise our pace.’

Saturday’s match kicks off at 2pm – half time and full time updates will be available via our twitter feed at @Chorley_FC_U21

 

 

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