Chorley manager Gerry Luczka wants to make Victory Park a fortess next season, and he wants the club to pitch in to make it possible.

Magpies fans gave Luczka and his assistant Kenny Mayers ample proof of their confidence in the management pair with resounding applause at the end-of-season presentations at Victory Park after the Magpies' 2-1 win over Brigg Town on Saturday.

The fans had earlier voted with their feet, increasing Chorley's average attendances on the previous season with a total turnout of 1,514 over the last five home games, with an average of 300.

The Magpies won four of them, drawing one.

Luczka said: "Rounding off the season with four wins and a draw from our last five games was a big part of the overall improvement.

"We have to build on our improved home record and strong finish, because we must make Victory Park a fortress."

He added that would like to see an improvement in the condition of the playing surface of the pitch for next season to help his players' home form.

The pitch is currently in a poor state with an uneven surface making it unsuitable for the type of quick passing football Luczka wants to see Chorley playing.

He said: "There will be a lot of new opponents next season making their first visit here after the league reorganisation and it's vital that the pitch is in the best condition possible so that we can take full advantage of what we have here.

"It's absolutely imperative that we start work on the Victory Park surface as soon as possible."

He added: "If I had had this team three months earlier I am convinced that we would have finished higher up the table."

When he was appointed Chorley manager in late October Luczka said he was looking for 12 victories the team managed nine, an extremely good return considering the state of the squad when he took over.

Luczka is hopeful that all the current players will stay with the club and is looking to boost the squad in the close season.

The Chorley players will report for pre-season training on Tuesday, July 3, and in matches will wear new kit, which has been sponsored by Sensport, the company run by former Magpies goalkeeper Ian Senior.

Mark Edwards, one of Ian Senior's Chorley colleagues and 1987-88 Player of the Year, handed over the trophy to the latest winner James Mullineux, on Saturday.

Mullineux, who has just turned 19, and made his first-team debut when he was only 16, pipped Adam Roscoe, who took the KC Couriers top scorer prize.

Skipper Martin Clark was Players' Player of the Year for the second successive season and he also won the KC Couriers' Player of the Year accolade.

Mullineux was KC Young Player of the Year, and Reserve Team Player of the Year was Allan Clarke.

KC Couriers' award for Most League Appearances went to skipper Clark with 49 out of a possible 51, with a special KC Award for Contribution to the first team going to Phil Priestley.