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New striker believes Chasetown FC can win promotion

Reece Styche. Pic: Dave Birt

Reece Styche. Pic: Dave Birt

Striker Reece Styche believes Chasetown FC’s win against Witton Albion has proved the club are capable of winning promotion this season.

Styche struck his second goal in as many games since his move from Shepshed Dynamo as Charlie Blakemore’s men beat the league leaders at the Scholars Ground.

And the 20-year-old now believes the squad can see for themselves what they are capable of.

Styche told The Lichfield Blog:

“Chasetown have definitely got what it takes to get promotion this season. The win against Witton Albion showed us that. They’re top of the table and we more than matched them in every department.

“And we could have beaten them by more after I won the penalty which, unfortunately, we couldn’t convert. But the defence were solid as well and gave us a good base to build on.”

And as well as seeing the side building in confidence during his short spell at the Scholars Ground, Styche admits the move to Chasetown has given him a personal boost too.

The striker left Shepshed Dynamo after becoming disillusioned with life there. He explained:

“It became clear that I wasn’t a favourite at Shepshed. When I went there I was told I’d play but I just kept getting bombed out for no reason.

“But thankfully Chasetown came in and gave me the chance to join them and it’s given me a massive boost. I didn’t expect to start on Saturday against Lincoln so it was a real buzz when I was told I was playing.

“And then to get my first goal after three minutes really eased the pressure on me and allowed me to express myself a bit more.

“It was nice to follow that with another goal against Witton Albion. Strikers are judged on goals so it’s a real confidence boost when you are scoring them – especially when it’s in a new team.”

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