It's been a busy day for Chester FC .
The Blues bounded into training today following their superb 5-0 demolition of Dover Athletic on Saturday to put in the work ahead of tomorrow night's trip to North Ferriby United.
But first came the small matter of the FA Cup fourth qualifying round draw and what a clash that threw up. Here's your round-up.
Blues draw Burr's Southport
In the tie of the round, Chester were the second team out of the hat as they were handed a trip to National League rivals.
The clash will see Sandgrounders boss and ex-Chester manager Steve Burr come up against his old club for the first time since being sacked as boss in April.
It will also be a chance for current Chester boss Jon McCarthy to pit his wits against his former manager to whom he served as an assistant from January 2014 to April 2016.
The tie will be played on Saturday, October 15 (3pm) at Haig Avenue.
Macca on the draw: 'It's going to be awkward'
The Blues boss admits that the FA Cup clash against Burr's Southport side will be awkward. Here's what he said today.
"It won’t be nice on the day and I know how much Steve likes to win," said McCarthy.
"That will be awkward. That is going to be really difficult but we are both really professional and I owe a debt to him as a player and as an assistant so there isn’t any animosity.
"There are no issues and problems and I’m pleased to see him back in the game but we both want to win and whoever loses will be disappointed. I can’t cloud over it, it won’t be nice."
A broken wrist for Astles?
The big defender was forced off at half time in the win over Dover on Saturday after falling heavily under a challenge.
And McCarthy told the press following the game that Astles may have broken his wrist, leaving him a doubt for the Tuesday trip to North Ferriby United.
"We think he's broken his wrist," said McCarthy.
"He is nails, Ryan Astles. If it is one of those small bones then it might be OK. Hopefully he will be available if he has a light cast on but we will have to see. But we have the likes of Sam Hughes, Luke George, Blaine Hudson and Ross Killock, who is now available, to come in."
Peers on the move
Former Chester striker Tom Peers has left AFC Telford United in favour of a move to Warrington Town.
The 20-year-old scored twice in 11 games for the Bucks this season but made most of his appearances from the bench and he has opted to make the switch to his hometown team after they lodged a seven-day bid.
Peers, who made his Chester debut at the age of 17, made 37 senior appearances for the Blues and scored four goals.
Blues up to sixth in all-time list
Saturday's defensive shut out against Dover was Chester's fifth match without conceding a goal.
Darren Carter's 52nd minute winner for Forest Green at Chester on September 3 was the last time a team breached the Blues defence, a total of 488 minutes.
That puts Chester at sixth in the all-time list for clean sheets and they can rise as high as third with another clean sheet at North Ferriby on Tuesday.