Manager looks for a cutting edge from his Chasetown FC side

Manager Charlie Blakemore believes his Chasetown FC team need to take the goalscoring strain off his strikers.

Former Walsall ace Gary Birch and strike partner Danny Smith have been two of the few regulars in an injury-hit Scholars side.

Charlie Blakemore. Pic: Chasetown FC

Charlie Blakemore. Pic: Chasetown FC

And with attacking players Dean Perrow and Grant Ryan missing with long-term injuries and others periodically unavailable due to work and illness, Blakemore has urged his midfielders and defenders to do share the workload in front of goal.

Blakemore explained:

“We’ve had problems turning our chances into goals in recent weeks, but that’s something that thew whole team have to deal with. The front lads have been scoring to be fair – we just need others to chip in and add to the tally a bit more often.

“When you lose a player like Dean Perrow to injury you know that’s going to cost you 15 goals before Christmas, but Birchy has been outstanding and Danny Smith has been doing a great job, especially when you consider he needs a cartilage operation.

“But we need other areas to come up with goals as well – that’s one of the reasons I brought Duncan Horler back to the club.”

Blakemore will be hoping his Chasetown charges can find their shooting boots today (October 31) when they travel to Grantham Town, kick-off 3pm. Anyone unable to attend the game can get updates via the Chasetown FC Twitter page.

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