Chorley boss Gerry Luczka hopes his two new signings from Ashton United, David Moore and Greg Traynor will spearhead a fight to UniBond League safety.

New striker Moore, who is only 21, delivered the goods for Luczka with the opening goal after 12 minutes in Chorley's home victory over Gresley on Saturday.

He said: "I was pleased with the two lads, who are quality signings. We desperately needed a striker and a midfield player and these two made an encouraging start.

"It's not easy persuading players of the right standard to come to a club near the bottom of the UniBond First Division, especially when cash is tight.

"But there are players around with the right attitude and qualifications if you can find them and it's up to us to help the newcomers build on their good start.

"We can help young players get their careers back on track by giving them valuable experience at this level.

"I have said all along that I will bring in new players as I need them, and the dressing room needed the impetus of fresh faces.

"We have ten important games to play and there are a lot of points to be had."

Moore, who started his career with Wigan Athletic, has had loan experience with Stalybridge Celtic and Bury and was with Hyde United and Curzon Ashton before joining Ashton United last summer.

Traynor, a 22-year-old midfielder, was a Wigan Athletic scholar before a loan move to Bradford Park Avenue and a switch to Hyde United, where he had first-team experience. He was also an Ashton summer signing.

The Magpie boss said the battle for points this season has forced his young players into really tough situations, but the experience will stand them in good stead.

"We have players in the squad still in their teens and early 20s coming up against players a lot older than themselves," he said.

"They haven't been able to develop as we would have liked, so we will see the best of them next season."