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Chester FC: Neil Young sweats on fitness of duo for Oxford City clash

Chester FC boss Neil Young will check on the fitness of Ashley Williams and Craig Curran before tonight’s visit of Oxford City to the Exacta Stadium (7.45pm).

Chester FC boss Neil Young

Chester FC boss Neil Young will check on the fitness of Ashley Williams and Craig Curran before tonight’s visit of Oxford City to the Exacta Stadium (7.45pm).

Midfielder Williams aggravated an already existing thigh problem against Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday while winger Curran came off in the same match after feeling unwell.

Of the two, Williams is the biggest doubt.

If he misses out, it may open the door for Scott Brown to make his return.

Brown was left out of the squad for the trip to Bradford and to Droylsden before that as Young felt the pitches did not suit his passing style.

The 0-0 draw at Bradford ended table-topping Chester’s 12-match Blue Square Bet North winning run.

It also meant Young side’s failed to score in a league fixture since 2011 – a remarkable sequence stretching back 62 games.

Bogey side Bradford were previously the last team to take points off the Blues, having held on for a share of the spoils in October’s reverse clash.

Young said: “We’ve played Bradford twice this season and only took two points when we should have taken six.

“But you don’t always get what you deserve in football and we’ve won games this season which we probably shouldn’t have won.

“Now we’ve got to get ready for Oxford. They’re disciplined in their shape, play a lot on the break and play for set-pieces.

“We’ve got another tough tie on and we’ll have to turn up.”

You can follow tonight's match on Twitter @PaulWheelock

 

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