ACCRINGTON Stanley make their historic return to the Football League tomorrow - but Mark Wright has promised Chester City will be going all out to spoil their party.
Wright expects Accrington - now back among the country's top 92 clubs following their promotion from the Conference last season - to attack from the first whistle at the Saunders Honda Stadium.
The Blues boss, however, is backing his players to handle the big occasion and provide more than a match for John Coleman's men.
He said: 'Any side that comes up from the Conference will be a strong side. They'll want to flood forward, want to score goals.
'Attacking-wise, I think they'll be more than good. 'But if we're strong, we're a match for anybody in this league. It's not about what they'll do, it's about us.'
Accrington manager Coleman has been keeping tabs on Chester.
He said: 'I watched Chester two weeks ago and I know quite a few of their players.
'They've made a few additions, although I think four of them can't play. They'll probably be stronger as the months go on.
'But this will be a tough game for us. They'll be up for it because of the media interest involved. They'll be wanting to spoil our party.'
Wright has brought in 16 players over the summer, carrying out an almost complete over-haul of the squad assembled by previous manager Keith Curle.
Although results have not gone City's way in pre-season, the Chester boss admits it has been difficult bedding-in so many new faces.
He also conceded that two of his summer acquisitions have fallen below the standards he expects.
Wright, who refused to name names, said: 'There's a couple of players who need to improve to meet the standards and requirements I have. If they do that, then we'll have a very strong squad.'
The Blues will be without five players tomorrow.
Sean Hessey begins a five-match ban while recent signing Ricky Ravenhill must serve a one-game suspension.
The midfielder will be available for the Blues' trip to Bury on Tuesday (7.45pm).
In the treatment room are Phil Bolland (shoulder) and broken-foot victims Glenn Cronin and Rob Marsh-Evans.
* BBC Radio Merseyside will host its football show from the Saunders Honda Stadium tomorrow. Coverage begins after the 2pm news.