FORMER York City striker Jason Walker could earn a recall to Chorley’s starting XI as the Lancashire outfit seek a remedy to their goalscoring problems.

Walker is in line to face his old club with Chorley having only netted three times in their opening seven fixtures and one of those efforts was an own goal by Kidderminster’s Tyrone Williams.

The 33-year-old veteran has not scored himself yet this term and has kicked off the last two matches on the bench.

But Walker, who hit the target 18 times during the Minstermen’s 2011/12 double Wembley-winning campaign, did manage 14 goals during an injury-hit season last term and still looks the most likely marksman in Matt Jansen’s squad.

Ex-Cheltenham forward Terry Gornall has failed to get off the mark since a summer switch from Accrington and has not featured in the last two games.

The Magpies have not made the scoresheet, meanwhile, in more than five hours of football since ex-Accrington forward Marcus Carver’s consolation during a 4-1 defeat at top-of-the-table Harrogate.

Defender Scott Leather is the only other player to notch this term.

The last three games have seen 0-0 draws against Bradford Park Avenue and Brackley follow a 2-0 defeat at Boston and Chorley’s Victory Park has only witnessed three goals, including opposition efforts, this season, which is three fewer than at any other National League North stadium.

The lack of goals have seen the 2017 beaten play-off finalists drop to third-bottom in the standings, following a run of six games without a win since the 1-0 triumph at Kidderminster.

Only three points from a possible 18 have been taken since then and Jansen’s men have been without a home triumph since Good Friday – a run of five games in which they have only netted once.

Chorley remain, however, the only side to take a point off the latter in 2017/18 and their goals-conceded column of eight represents the best defensive record outside the division’s top-eight teams.

That has been achieved in the absence of keeper Sam Ashton, who has been sidelined since October with a serious knee injury.

Matt Urwin, signed on a season-long loan from Fleetwood, is now donning the gloves.

Ex-Manchester City defender Stephen Jordan, now 35 and a defensive lynchpin in the play-off team, has also not been available for the last four games.