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Chasetown FC keeper calls on fans to cheer club back to form

Ryan Price. Pic: Dave Birt

Ryan Price. Pic: Dave Birt

Goalkeeper Ryan Price has urged Chasetown FC’s supporters to play their part in the club’s championship challenge.

The Scholars’ recent run of form came to an end in the midweek FA Trophy defeat against Lancaster City.

Charlie Blakemore’s men must pick themselves up for Saturday’s home clash against Loughborough Dynamo.

But Price believes the players need to put the disappointment behind them – and has called on the fans to help them do that. He said:

“Saturday is a huge game for us. We need to keep plugging away work hard and if we do that then we’ve got the players to hurt teams at our level.

“At the start off the season my aim was the league and I’m sure everyone else involved with Chasetown feels the same after the heartache of last year. Hopefully the fans can get behind us vocally and push us on in the league as the fans are massive for us – they proved that at Atherstone last season in the play-off.”

If Chasetown are to keep their league challenge on track, they’ll need to recover quickly from their 4-1 replay defeat against Lancaster.

Price admitted that the players didn’t see the defeat on the horizon – but believes they will have the character to bounce back. He explained:

“The Lancaster game was a big shock which we didn’t see coming, but you’ve got to hold your hands up and say fair play to Lancaster who played well on the night.

“It was bitterly dissapointing for me as a Manchester United fan as I really wanted to play FC United [in the next round], but these things happen in football.

“You have to bear in mind we’ve been on a hell of a run and with all the massive injuries we’ve had I think we deserve some credit. Maybe on Tuesday it all caught up with us.

“Hopefully the injury situation will clear in a week or so. We’ve a great spirit at Chasetown and all good teams bounce back after a defeat – I’m sure we’ll be no different.”

Saturday’s home game against Loughborough kicks off at 3pm at the Scholars Ground.

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