Town make a quick return to The CNG Stadium this Tuesday aiming to get back to winning ways against bottom of the table Chorley.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Dover Athletic was a disappointing one given the impressive pair of performances over the Bank Holiday weekend and three points would be a timely boost as we bid to climb up the table.
Our visitors earned promotion to the National League via the playoffs last season but have found life tough going so far and are yet to taste victory this time around, losing four of their last five games in the process.
They fell 3-1 at home to Boreham Wood in front of the TV cameras this past weekend and have now shipped 20 goals so far, including nine in their previous two games on their travels.
The Magpies are managed by Jamie Vermiglio, a former player at the club who assumed the manager’s position in June 2018 and delivered a return to this level after a 29-year absence.
He largely stuck with the majority of the squad that earned them promotion, but summer arrivals Chris Holroyd and Lewis Baines have made an early impact at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
The most recent meeting between the two sides was of course Town’s come from behind play-off victory that saw Dominic Knowles hit a dramatic injury time winner en-route to winning promotion from the National League North.
Lloyd Kerry remains on the sidelines for Town, but manager Simon Weaver should otherwise have a full squad to select from as he seeks a positive response from his side.
Tuesday night's fixture is segregated with visiting Chorley supporters receiving a section of the Envirovent (Wetherby Road) Stand, tickets are on sale online in advance for both home and away supporters through the below link, or are available on the gate.
By Danny Pugsley