Jon Worsnop understands how important a win against FC Halifax Town in the FA Trophy on Saturday could be for Chester FC.

The out-of-form Blues head to West Yorkshire seeking a confidence-building victory ahead of three massive league games with teams below them in the table.

Experienced keeper Worsnop believes a win would give the whole club a much-needed boost, lifting the mood of the squad and supporters as well as earning Chester £7,000 in prize money.

"A win is a win and it produces confidence and everyone would get something out of a win on Saturday," said Worsnop.

"The club benefits financially; the fans get some hope as we're through to the quarter-finals; and the players get that confidence boost and a lift ahead of three big league games."

Halifax had a disastrous start to the campaign which led to both Neil Aspin and Darren Kelly being sacked, and the Blues won both league meetings this season.

But ex-Chester City manager Jim Harvey has overseen about a dramatic improvement and the Shaymen, who will include Worsnop's team-mates from last term Kingsley James and Matty Brown, are unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions.

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Chester meanwhile are on a poor run but Worsnop reiterated that while results have been disappointing, it's important not to lose faith and insists the squad are working hard to get back on track.

"There's a little bit of history between the clubs," said the Bradford-born custodian.

"There's a few ex-players and Jim Harvey used to be at Chester so they'll be dying to get one over on us and it's up to us to show them why they're not here anymore and show that we're a better club.

Jon Worsnop claims a cross in the win over Eastleigh earlier in the season
Jon Worsnop claims a cross in the win over Eastleigh earlier in the season

"Results have been frustrating but what what we've got to remember if I can use an analogy that if you're in a boat you've got to make sure everyone's rowing that's from the players to the kit man to the fans to even the ball boys.

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"And it's not that it's a sinking ship but to make sure we're all going in the same direction as quickly as possible which is to push for a good league finish and to progress to the next round of the FA Trophy, we've all got to muck in and get to that destination as quickly as possible.

"When we lose a game our faces are on the floor and we do sulk, I don't want people to go away and think we turn up on Saturday and that's that because it's not.

"We do sulk over the weekend and we're looking back at goals and looking at what we can do better but with regards to the atmosphere in training, we're still buzzing and the only thing you can do is keep picking yourself up because at the end of the day we are professional footballers and we've got to be professional."