Harrogate Town managing director Garry Plant insists that the club are not panicked by falling attendances at home fixtures.

A total of 900 people turned out for Saturday’s National League clash with Dover Athletic, less than half the number (1,865) who took in the corresponding fixture last season.

And on Tuesday evening, there were just 792 inside the CNG Stadium for the visit of Chorley, the second lowest crowd at a league game since Town’s promotion to English football’s fifth tier.

National League attendances only dropped below four figures once last season – a meeting with Bromley on a Tuesday night in early March – with the average gate for 2018/19 working out at 1,577.

“It’s not that we aren’t concerned, but we’re certainly not panicking at this stage,” Plant said.

“Of course we don’t want to see crowds falling, every football club needs fans coming through the gates, but there are a lot of factors to consider.”

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