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Chasetown FC players told not to fear high-flying Ashton United

Chasetown FC’s players have been told not to be daunted ahead of their visit to high-flying Ashton United.

The Scholars travel to Lancashire this evening (September 6) on the back of a narrow 1-0 home defeat against Kendal Town.

But with their hosts sitting second in the table after an unbeaten start to the season, Charlie Blakemore’s men face a daunting task if they are to get back to winning ways.

However, the Scholars boss is hoping his players will pick themselves up and get back to winning ways.

He told The Lichfield Blog:

“We should not be fearing anybody now. Yes, it was frustrating to lose on Saturday and yes, we’ve got to learn our lessons, but there’s a lot to be positive about from our start to the season and we’ve got to kick on now.”

Blakemore will be without centre back Chris Slater again through injury, while Dean Perrow could miss out as he struggles to shake off a knock and prepares to start a two-match ban after the Ashton game.

Richard Teesdale. Pic: Dave Birt

Richard Teesdale. Pic: Dave Birt

Skipper Richard Teesdale will also wait to see how the knee injury that kept him out of the Kendal game is before making a decision about whether he is available.

And the Scholars boss admits it’s a decision which the physio staff may have to make for his influential captain. He explained:

“He may be fit, but he told me he was fit for Kendal. But he’s an honest lad and he wants to play. I can’t knock him for that.”

Chasetown’s game at Ashton United kicks off at 7.45pm.

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