Buxton completed the registration of two loanees hours before the visit of Chorley (Tuesday January 10th) and both played in a toughly contested 2-2 draw. Defensive midfielder Joe Ackroyd is in from League One Barnsley for a month and defender Brad Jackson has returned from Altrincham for a second spell at the Tarmac Silverlands. Jackson scored in the 50th minute for the first of Buxton's equalisers, then another loan player, Jim Simms from Hull City, added a second in the last minute of normal time to gain a well-deserved point.
Joe Ackroyd, 20, is a tough tackling creative with an eye for goal and has been at Barnsley for 10 years, initially as a schoolboy at the club's academy. He made his debut a year ago, against Barrow in the FA Cup. Altrincham's Brad Jackson, 26 years old, prefers to play at full-back and started his career at Burnley. His first loan spell with the Bucks started in December 2021, for a month. Full Match Report HERE
The Chorley draw brought praise from team manager Craig Elliott. He said: "It was a fair result in difficult conditions. We gave away sloppy goals but overall I was pleased. Our goals were brilliant. It was a point against a really good Chorley and it sent our fans home happy.
"We've got an abundance of talent to build on and there's a lot of games still to play. We want to stay strong against Telford United on Saturday."
Matt Sargent has completed his loan stint from Salford City and the club thanks him for the contributions in the Buxton shirt. Also departing the club this week are central defender Sean Newton and midfielder Serhat Tasdemir. We wish them both well and a more in-depth article will be posted soon about the players who have recently departed.
Saturday's AFC Telford United match at the Tarmac Silverlands kicks off at 3pm. Also nicknamed the Bucks, they are expected to field their new goalkeeper Joe Young, an England under-17 international on loan from Premier League Wolves.