Chester FC have the chance to exact revenge on AFC Telford United this weekend when they travel to Shropshire for an FA Trophy first round clash.

The two sides met at the New Bucks Head at the same stage of the competition last season and played out a 1-1 draw, with Telford winning the replay at Chester by virtue of a penalty shootout following another 1-1 encounter.

Since then Telford have suffered relegation to the National League North and parted ways with manager Steve Kittrick after a woeful start to the current campaign, with ex-Bucks boss Rob Smith returning to the hotseat.

Despite being rock-bottom of the league below the Blues, Telford still possess players capable of causing a threat. Here's three we've picked out.

David Hibbert while at Nuneaton Town
David Hibbert while at Nuneaton Town

Dave Hibbert

A striker with bags of Football League experience, 29-year-old Hibbert joined the Bucks from Tamworth during the summer.

A tall, strong frontman, Hibbert's Football League careeer took in spells with Port Vale, Preston North End, Rotherham United, Bradford City, Peterborough United and, most successfully, Shrewsbury Town.

Hibbert was a hit at the New Meadow, netting 12 goals in 2007/08 and 15 in 2009/10, topping the Shrews goalscoring charts in both seasons. He was also a recipient of the club's Player of the Season Award following his arrival from Preston for a fee of £75,000.

Standing at 6ft 2ins, Hibbert is a threat from set plays with his aerial prowess and strength and the Blues centre backs will have to ensure they can mix it with him physically to prevent him becoming a foil for the likes of Danny Glover.

Sean Clancy in action for Telford against Wrexham last season
Sean Clancy in action for Telford against Wrexham last season

Sean Clancy

A familiar face to Blues fans after playing for the club during the 2012/2013 season, Clancy's stay at Chester didn't live up to expectations.

The left midfielder was signed by Neil Young and was expected to become a key figure in the Conference North, but he failed to recapture the kind of form he showed at Fleetwood Town and departed for Kidderminster Harriers in December 2012.

Since arriving at Telford in 2013, though, Clancy has been one of the Bucks' most consistent performers and established himself as a key man in their midfield.

A player with the capacity to both delight and infuriate, on his day Clancy is one of the best passers of the ball outside the National League and has a keen eye for goal, leading the way for his club this season with four.

If the Blues' full-backs can keep him quite and get him flustered early on then they will be taking away one of the Bucks' most creative outlets.

He has been sidelined with injury in recent games but got some much-needed gametime under his belt in a midweek friendly with Market Drayton Town and may be rushed back by Smith in order to face the Blues.

Jack Rea in action for Telford last season
Jack Rea in action for Telford last season

Jack Rea

Midfielder Rea's name is one that will forever be etched in Chester footballing history, albeit for all the wrong reasons.

As a teenager thrown into the senior side during the dying embers of Chester City in 2010, Rea holds the dubious honour of being the last player to score a goal for the club before it went bust. That goal came against Ebbsfleet United on February 28, 2010, in a game that was abandoned with the Blues 3-2 up as fans protested against the demise of the club under owner Stephen Vaughan.

Since then, though, Rea, who was a trialist at Chester during summer 2014, has carved himself out a career in non-league football with Telford and currently wears the captain's armband for Smith's side.

His all-action presence in the centre of the park for Telford is their driving force and he is key to making them tick.

A tussle between Rea and Luke George is an intriguing prospect and the 23-year-old Bucks man will give as good as he gets, but it will be key for Chester to limit his influence on proceedings.