CHORLEY FC skipper Andy Teague believes the Magpies experience of last season reaching the Vanarama Conference North play-offs will put them in a great position for the rest of the season.

The defender has been at the heart of the Magpies success in the past seven years and earlier this year he made his 300th appearance for Chorley.

The 31-year-old wants the side to make a real promotion push and believes they are in a good position to do it.

They were meant to take on Stockport County on Saturday but the weather put pay to that.

He said: “At least the game was called off early so that we could get something in place to train instead.

“It was going to be a massive game for us as they are still in the FA Trophy and their game in mid-week was called off due to the weather.

“So it would have been a good time to play them and we could have taken advantage of them.

“It was disappointing not to get a game on as you train all week to prepare for a the match and then it is not on.

“But that is what happens at this time of year.”

Teague believes there is still time for the Magpies to book their spot in the play-offs.

He said: “There is a lot of football to be played and we know that there is always one team that goes on a run and sneaks into the play-offs. We think that we can be that team and want to be it too.”

The Magpies are scheduled to take on Leamington on Saturday as they have 12 matches left this season.

Teague said: “We are a bit disappointed that we are not in the play-offs but the table does not lie and it is up to us to get there by the end of the season.

“We have to play a lot of teams around us such as Spennymoor, York City and Blyth Spartans and we seem to play against the better teams.”

Teague has been impressed by how Matt Jansen has brought in new faces to Victory Park.

He said: “He has brought in Lee Molyneaux and even Steven Rigg who has experience with Carlisle United.

“It means we have a very healthy squad and a bit of competition for places is good.

“There are a lot of games left and we will all have a look-in but we all want to play and will have to work hard and give 110 per cent to try to stay in the team.”

Teague is calling on the Magpies fans to help in their pursuit for play-offs.

He said: “I think we have got six games left at home and we want as many people to come down to the ground.

“They could be the 12th man for us and make a real difference cheering us on to the play-offs. They have been great so far this season but if we can get even more people then it could make a difference.”