CHESTER CITY will aim to get back to Coca-Cola League Two winning ways tonight, when they travel to Mansfield Town at Field Mill.
City have drawn their last two matches against Hereford and Torquay and assistant manager Graham Barrow is looking forward to tonight’s clash. He said: “We weren’t clinical enough against Torquay, but we did create chances.
“Defensively, we were again strong but we have to finish sides off, and that has been the problem.”
Mansfield are managed by ex-Chester striker Billy Dearden and Barrow has a great deal of respect for him.
“Billy has done an excellent job and when we played them at home, you could see how well organised they were. We know it will be a difficult match, but our away form has been extremely good, so we know we have to reproduce that type of performance again.”
Chester will be without striker Simon Yeo after he sustained an ankle injury against Torquay on Friday that will sideline him for a fortnight.
Defender Dave Artell, who suffered a head injury in the same match, is expected to be fit, however, Simon Marples is extremely doubtful.
City’s two new loanees, Royce Brownlie and Brad Maylett will again be included in the squad.
CHESTER CITY (from): Danby, Palethorpe, Hessey, Linwood, Bolland, Artell, Allen, Sandwith, Maylett, Bennett, Hand, Wilson, Kearney, Brownlie, Steele, Holroyd, Rutherford, Meechan.
City’s youth team defeated Shrewsbury Town 2-0 in the FA Youth Alliance, with goals form Kevin Roberts and Sean Newton.