Dorney keen to hit the heights

Jack Dorney is hoping for big things following his move from Chorley to FC Halifax Town.

With Jamie Vardy, James Dean, Danny Holland and Lee Gregory already established in Neil Aspin’s squad, the 21-year-old, who started his career at Bury where he made seven first team appearances, knows he faces a fight to force his way into the side.

But he believes that competition among the strikers - and elsewhere in the team - can only be a good thing as the Shaymen look to build on back to back promotions.

“Players want to play every week,” he said, “But there is plenty of competition and it is up to you to keep your shirt.

“The club is only going to go forward if that is the case.

“There is a real vibe about the place and hopefully big things will happen.”

Dorney has played with Dean but could hardly be more different than the battering ram centre forward.

Pace is one of his major weapons, although he also has an eye for goal as his 16-goal return for Chorley last term shows.

And he is certain to enjoy the vast open spaces of the beautifully manicured Shay pitch.

“I like to make things happen,” he said. “I will always give 100 per cent and chip in with a few goals.

“When you see a pitch like that you just want to get going.”

Dorney admitted that he had enjoyed his time at Chorley under Garry Flitcroft, who took the player to Victory Park having managed him at Leigh Genesis.

And while he is predicting big things for his former club, he knows that the Shaymen are going places too.

“Halifax is one of the biggest club in non league and you are not going to say no,” he said. “Chorley is a good club and we had a good season.

“Big things are going to happen there but it was nothing to do with Chorley - Halifax has plenty of potential and ambition so it makes sense for me to come here.”