Words: Alex Birch; Pictures: Chorley FC
THE first team returned to training for the first time in over four months this morning as work began in earnest for the anticipated start of 2020/21 in September.
Jamie Vermiglio and Andy Preece headed up our opening pre-season session at Albany Academy, with no less than 18 new faces among the 27 players in attendance.
It was great to get going again after such a long break and it was good for all the players to meet and get to know each other a little. Everyone looked in decent enough shape and know the really hard work begins. We’ll go through August training and playing games four times a week. All the players know what is expected of them and we’ll be more than ready whenever the league season begins – Jamie Vermiglio
Early workout plans include at least another five sessions before the first of many friendly matches being arranged for August – all likely to be behind closed doors. The new-look Magpies’ opening pre-season encounter is pencilled in for August 4.
The players attending training today (sponsors in brackets)..
- Matt Urwin (Lancashire Fire Solutions)
- Lewis Dutton (Don Hughes Electrical, The Sweet Box & M&N Davies Car Sales)
- Arlen Birch
- Leo Roberts (St. George’s Paving)
- Andy Halls (Paul Morris)
- Scott Leather (Chris Charnley)
- Lewis Baines (Paul Brennan)
- Ollie Shenton (Matt Bagot)
- Mike Calveley (Iced Graphics)
- Elliot Newby (Iced Graphics)
- Harry Cardwell (Neil Higson)
- Lewis Reilly (Les Fow)
- Sean Miller
- Oliver Putnam
- Sewa Marah
- Josh Agbozo
- Taylor Brickell
- Declan Baldwin
- Rustam Stepans
- Trialists x 7
A big thank you to all the supporters and companies who’ve already signed up to sponsor members of the first team squad in 2020/21. There are a number of players available in the home, away & third kit categories (and some backroom team members, too).
If you want to add your name to the list simply contact email@example.com or 01257 230007 and we’ll sort out a package to suit (starting from £50).