Jason Jarrett remains confident Chester FC can survive – if the Blues stop the Jekyll and Hyde act.

Smiles have been in short supply at the Swansway Chester Stadium this season.

Two wins, a measly 12 goals and a collection of uninspiring displays equates to a dismal home record.

Travelling fans have had more to cheer, with four wins and a series of battling performances providing hope.

Jarrett believes turning things around at home will be crucial to Skrill Premier survival and he wants them to start tonight with FC Halifax Town (7.30pm).

“We need to improve at home because I think in some games we have looked like a completely different team,” he said.

“We always seem to be quicker and more at it away from home.

“I don’t know the reason for it, maybe we’re a bit nervous or maybe it’s pressure but it’s something we need to cut out and we can start against Halifax.”

Jarrett, 34, joined the club over the summer having finished last season with Airbus UK Broughton.

Having initially struggled to settle, he forced his way into the team and has started almost every game since November.

Although the Blues last three outings have ended in defeat, Jarrett doesn’t believe that has affected the spirit in the dressing room.

“The three games we’ve lost have come quite quickly and sometimes when it’s like that it doesn’t have a lasting effect,” he said.

“It’s disappointing because it’s games we should have got something out of but the mood in the camp is really good.

“We’re attacking a lot better than we were earlier in the season but we haven’t been able to keep the door shut at the other end and that’s cost us.”

Bury-born Jarrett has lead a nomadic career, playing for no fewer than 17 clubs since – including tonight’s opponents.

“I’ve got a few friends at Halifax and there are three or four lads still there who I played with,” he said.

“They’ve had a really good season and the manager has done fantastically well for them.

“It's a good club and fair play to them because they’ve adjusted better than us to the step up.”

Despite his fondness for his former club, Jarrett says there will be no room for sentiment when he takes to pitch.

“We need to start picking up points at home and we have got to try and win every game at home from here now on,” he said.

“If we can do that then I’ll be confident we can get out of trouble because I’m positive we can pick up points away from home.”