CHORLEY manager John Hughes has admitted he still has a lot to do to get his squad into shape for the new league season which starts on August 21.

He has continued to experiment with his starting line-ups bringing a number of trialists for matches at Fleetwood and Barnoldswick while several players have left the club.

Lee Pryers and Lee Clitheroe joined the exit list from Victory Park this week along with goalkeeper Cyril Sharrock who has played in two pre-season matches.

Hughes said he was pleased with the 6-2 win over Barnoldswick at the other Victory Park and was particlularly impressed with the performance of his latest goalkeeper signing - the 23-year-old former England schoolboy international Michael Bingham who has been on the books of Blackburn Rovers and Mansfield Town.

Hughes has also brought in left sided player Jonathan Thompson, who was recently released by Wigan Athletic.

He scored on his debut against Barnoldswick as did Matt Swailes who is back with the club after a three-year absence.

The other goals came from Jason Jones, Andy Howarth, Neil Smith and trialist Neil Zarak.

Wide forward Ben Kitchen, released from Preston North End, scored Chorley's goal in last Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Fleetwood.

He has lost the services of goalkeeper Cyril Sharrock who has rejoined his former boss Tony Hesketh at Fleetwood, and Chris Simms was on trial at the weekend with Leigh RMI against Manchester City.

Defender Lee Pryers, one of Mark Patterson's signings from last winter has also moved to Fleetwood.

Chorley will play Radcliffe Borough at home on Saturday and were due visit Burscough on Tuesday night.

Next Tuesday brings the visit of Nationwide Conference club Morecambe.

Magpies fans will be able to meet manager John Hughes and his players in the social club on Thursday (August 5) after the Supporters' Club meeting, which starts at 8.15pm.