Kingsley James has backed Chester FC to finish the job tonight and defeat Barnsley to reach the FA Cup third round.

Having drawn 0-0 at Oakwell on December 7 in the second round, the sides do battle again at the Swansway Chester Stadium (7.45pm) in the replay.

James, whose influence in the first meeting grew the longer the game went on, reckons the Blues did enough to win in South Yorkshire and wants them to go one step better tonight.

James said: "I think on chances we were quite even but we had a lot more opportunities to create more chances than they did

"They had a couple of chances on the counter attack whereas we created the chances and possibly should have done a bit better with a few more cutbacks and maybe a few more shots off.

"I think they felt lucky after the game that they still had a chance of making the third round because the way we played in the second half, especially once we'd got to grips with their formation and their shape, we definitely could have gone on and won the game there."

James, who has been outstanding since arriving from Hereford United in the summer, has an important role tonight with the Tykes again likely to operate with a diamond in midfield.

Barnsley, whose winless run stretched to five games with a 3-1 defeat at Walsall at the weekend, struggled to contain the Blues in the second half nine days ago.

Tykes boss Danny Wilson accused some of his players of underestimating the Conference Premier side after the first game but James thinks Chester can cause them further problems tonight.

He said: "They've done their homework on us and they'll have sent a lot of people to come and watch us in most of our games so I don't think we took them by surprise really in what we were doing and how we were playing because I think they knew how we were going to set up

"I think we took them by surprise with the quality of some of our play and I don't think they can come to our place and do what they did and play on the counter again

"We'll be wary of the counter attacks, we know they will try and hit us on the break so we'll cover that and we'll just play the way we have been at home.

"We're seven or eight unbeaten and we fancy our chances. Some of the stuff we've been playing at home has been a joy to play in so I can imagine it's been good to watch and we're just going to continue doing what we're doing."