Match Preview :- Chorley - Tuesday February 10th, 2015 (19:45:00)

On Tuesday, Celtic face Chorley, weather permitting. This will be the fourth time we've faced Chorley this season, having lost to them at their place in the league, and at our place in the FA Trophy after holding them to a draw at their place. The only result missing, is a win for Celtic…Chorley are seventh in the table on forty-four points, twelve places and fifteen points ahead of Celtic.

Chorley's home form is still impressive, having dropped only seven points all season, with only one loss at home to Boston. Away form is patchy though, with only four wins, a hard fought 4-3 win at Gainsborough, back at the start of November, a 3-0 win over Tamworth in September and a 2-0 win over Colwyn Bay back in August. Their last match, at Fylde, resulted in a 3-1 win for Chorley, their first away win since the start of November over Gainsborough. They've since lost to Hednesford and Lowestoft away, and drawn with Boston United.

Chorley have dropped out of the top five best defence charts in recent weeks, but still cling onto their fifth spot in the attack charts. Both tables topped by Fylde. Indeed, December and January have been their poorest months this season, with mediocre mid-table results. That said, they have beaten us twice this season, once at home and once away. Their away recent form isn't brilliant, though they have scored in thirteen of their last fifteen games, and only failed to score in two away matches all season. Their last win at Bower Fold was in the Trophy a few weeks ago, whilst Celtic's last win over them at Bower Fold was in January 2001, when we beat them in the Unibond Cup. In the league, Our last win over them was in 1991! Though they have only visited on two other occasions in the league, both of which were draws, including their last league visit in 1998, which finished 1-1.

Chorley are suspension free ahead of the game, and in their last match, the 2-1 home win over Bradford Park Avenue. In that match, they lined up as:
1. Sam Ashton
2. Mark Ross
3. Adam Mather
4. Andy Teague
5. Matthew Flynn
6. Adam Roscoe
7. Josh Hine
8. Dale Whitham
9. James Dean
10. Arron Burns
11. Jack Dorney

Stefan Galinski missed the Stockport match through injury, whilst home debuts may be handed to Michael Potts, Jamie Allen and Michael Onovwigun. In Celtic's last match, the heart-breaking 3-4 away loss at Stockport, Celtic lined up as:
1. Lewis King
2. Oliver Crowley
3. Nathan Heath
4. Harley Wigley
5. Matt Regan
6. Stephen Brogan
7. Ben McKenna
8. Scott Kerr
9. Jamie Allen
10. Paul Ennis
11. Michael Potts

There is only one other game midweek this week. Guiseley hosting Fylde, which has no bearing on our position! A win for Celtic on Tuesday will lift Celtic to sixteenth, and increase the gap between us and Colwyn Bay whilst bringing us level on games played.

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