CHESTER CITY'S impressive pre-season form will undergo its severest test this afternoon when they meet European-bound Bangor City at Farrar Road.
The Deva outfit have notched 11 goals in their two previous friendly outings against Buckley Town and Holywell Town, but the League of Wales high-flyers, who play in the UEFA Cup next month, will provide much stronger opposition.
City boss Mark Wright said: "Bangor are further forward in their preparations than we are, and as such will provide the sought of step up we need.
"As I've said many times, fitness and the bonding together of the squad are the most important things at this time of the year. It's always nice to win, but results aren't that important. The most important result we want is on the August 17 when the Nationwide Conference season starts."
Chester well may give another run-out to former Wrexham goalkeeper David Walsh. The 23-year-old Welsh under-21 international, who was released by the cash-strapped North Wales outfit at the end of last season, played in City's 7-0 victory at Holywell on Thursday.
One player who is unlikely to figure today is Steve Harkness. The former Liverpool and Benfica star only started training a week ago and is not considered to be sufficiently fit to experience the rigours of a match environment.