CHORLEY boss Garry Flitcroft believes new loan signing Curtis Haley can make an impact during his month-long stay at Victory Park – and says the Blackburn Rovers youngster will develop his game in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division.
Haley moved from Ewood Park to the Magpies just 24 hours before Saturday’s win over Blyth Spartans and is set for another run-out tonight when Chorley aim for progress in the Doodson Sports Cup against Cammell Laird in a third round tie.
“Curtis is only a kid but he has a good attitude,” said Flitcroft. “His work-rate is good and when he settles in he will do well for us and will only improve.
“He worked his socks off on Saturday although he tired towards the end.
“But that is only to be expected as he hasn’t played much football recently and that’s why he has joined us for the month, just to get some games in.”
The Magpies are likely to be without John Cuncliffe for the clash with the Birkenhead outfit as he was forced off on Saturday with a tight hamstring and Flitcroft added: “That’s a blow for us. John is a good player.”
The Magpies have slashed ticket prices for tonight’s game to £5 for adults and £3 for concessions as they aim for a bumper crowd.
Chairman Ken Wright said he hoped to encourage more fans to come through the gate: “With games coming thick and fast at the moment, we want to try and give everyone value for money at Victory Park.
“We are committed to doing everything we can to allow as many young supporters as possible to come to Chorley games.
“Hopefully we will see a good crowd at the game to help the players and start a good cup run.”
There is also a local derby in the North West Counties League Premier Division as Barnoldswick United, who have dropped down to mid-table, welcome Bacup Borough to the Silentnight Stadium.