Things are going pretty well for Chester FC right now.
Into the top 10 after last night's 1-0 win at North Ferriby, six games unbeaten, six games without conceding, third on the all time clean sheet list for the club. There are plenty of reasons to be positive.
Here's your round-up of all the goings on at the Blues today.
Macca hails 'outstanding' squad
The Chester boss was a happy man last night.
While it wasn't plain sailing against the Villagers in East Yorkshire, McCarthy was delighted with how his side rallied to keep their run going.
“It’s outstanding what our group are doing now every time they pull a Chester shirt on,” he said.
“Six clean sheets! We’re not daft, we know that there has been chances like Braintree hitting the post and (Moses) Emmanuel missing for Dover but what they do is they don’t let teams create chances.
“The win puts us in a great position. I’m so proud of the team. It was only six games ago that we were looking over our shoulder thinking we would be in for a bit of a battle but there is a bit of a buffer now. We are working very hard as a group."
A new keeper imminent?
Chester are close to completing a move for a new goalkeeper.
The Blues boss has been on the hunt for competition for current number one Liam Roberts since it was announced last week that Jon Worsnop had departed the club by mutual consent.
And there should be someone in place by Saturday.
“We are close,” said McCarthy.
“There are a few phone calls to make and there are a number of goalkeepers who know our situation and know what we are looking at so we will see which one falls into place and which one is the best fit for us moving forward.
“There are some options and I’m not going to make false promises but I would like to have some cover for Saturday."
Akintunde on playing a starring role
Two games and two goals have seen Oluwaseun Akintunde seize his Chester chance up front.
The Blues striker spoke to us today about his form and staking his claim.
“It was amazing for me to get the winner and be able to contribute but I know that I’m going to have to work even harder now,” said Akintunde.
“You also have Kane and James in my position so we all push each other on and we have really healthy competition for places. You know that if the gaffer gives you your chance then you have to take it otherwise it will be given to someone else.
“I’ve waited for my chance and I think I have done OK in the past couple of games, but it is what the team do that matters.
“The boys have been different class recently and we just want to keep on doing what we are doing at the moment because it’s working.”
More injury worries?
Both Tom Shaw and Ryan Lloyd were subbed at half time at North Ferriby after picking up knocks, McCarthy confirmed.
With Torquay United visiting on Saturday, the duo will be hoping to shake off any niggles and continue their partnership in midfield.
But the Blues boss was pleased with how Luke George and Wade Joyce performed when given their chance.
Said the Chester boss: "Ryan Lloyd and Tom Shaw both picked up injuries which meant we our engine room.
"Ryan is the player that gets on the ball and makes things happen buy I'm fortunate I have a Luke George and a Wade Joyce to come on."