Coasters to draw Blood

Danny Lloyd for Fylde

Danny Lloyd for Fylde

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AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor had a clear message to his men ahead of tonight’s Evo-Stik Northern Premier League clash away to strugglers Droylsden.

He said simply: “Same again please.”

Although the Coasters left it late to beat Whitby Town 3-1 on Saturday, coming from 1-0 behind, Challinor rated the display highly.

He insisted: “For me, that was the best we’ve played all season, if I’m honest.

“Once we got one goal back, we always fancied ourselves to go on and win the game”.

“I just felt that for the last 20 minutes it would be good to have a second striker on the pitch, so we threw Danny Lloyd on and he did the business.”

Challinor is tipping Lloyd to get even better than he showed on Saturday when helping to turn the tide against Whitby.

He said: “Danny’s been on and off this season but if he puts in performances like that every week then he won’t be playing at this level for much longer.”

“We really deserved the win, it would have been an injustice if we’d have lost that game.

“We’ve got a really talented squad and although a couple have left this week we still have good depth”.

The Coasters can close the gap on leaders Skelmersdale if they beat Droylsden – AFC Fylde are second, while The Bloods are rock-bottom, having lost 13 out of 15 matches prior to tonight’s fixture, with just two draws.

Droylsden have attempted to bolster their ranks by landing a couple of signings.

Steven Moore has joined the club from New Mills, Alexander Mortimer has arrived from Salford City

Richard Taylor has joined team-mate Jamie Rainford in linking up with rivals Marine from AFC Fylde. Brandon Zibaka has moved to Chorley from Preston North End.