Midfielder believes fighting spirit will be key for Chasetown FC

Dave Egan. Pic: Dave Birt

Dave Egan. Pic: Dave Birt

Chasetown FC will need to fight for every ball if they are to secure promotion in their play-off final, according to midfielder Dave Egan.

The Scholars face Glapwell in the one-off tie to decide who will go up.

Having seen off the challenge of Sheffield FC in a thrilling five-goal encounter in midweek, Egan is hoping Charlie Blakemore’s men can complete the job.

He said:

“I am confident for the game tomorrow. I think Tuesday night will have got the nerves out of our system and hopefully we can go out and play some nice football and really enjoy it.

“But we have to make sure we don’t let the occasion get to us. We are the form team everyone wanted to avoid and I think that could work in our favour, as long as we do the same things that have got us in this position to start with – like running our socks off and fighting for every ball. If we do that then our class should come through.”

Egan has enjoyed something of a renaissance at the Scholars Ground this season. He had taken a break from the game before returning to the club to build up his fitness.

By his own admission, he didn’t expect to get much of a look-in, but has found himself thrust into a promotion charge at Chasetown.

And now he wants to end the season in fitting style. He explaned:

“I feel absolutely great and it’s why I love football so much. Hopefully winning promotion will top things off for me. The ast full season I had we won promotion on the last game, but this would definitely top that.

“Never did I think that I’d end up playing 50 games this season. But Charlie has shown a lot of faith in me and I think it’s certainly paid off, especially in this final push for promotion.”

But despite making a strong return to Chasetown this term, Egan believes there is even more to come from him. He said:

“I really think next season that with a full pre season training behind me and plenty of friendlies I will be able to improve.”

Chasetown’s crunch clash with Glapwell tomorrow (May 1) kicks off at 3pm at the Scholars Ground. Entry is £7 adults and £3 concessions.

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