NEIL Young backed his Chester FC team to come good after watching them held to a frustrating draw at Warrington Town.
Tuesday’s 1-1 stalemate at Cantilever Park – the reborn club’s first competitive fixture – saw the Blues deliver a mixed performance.
They weren’t helped by a poor pitch and some debatable referring decisions, but still had enough chances to claim a win as keeper Paul Pritchard starred for the hosts in the face of stern second-half pressure.
Young, who had to assemble an entire squad from scratch when he took over as manager in May, said: “What we’ve got to remember is these lads have been thrown together and we’re still signing players.
“Once we get a couple of victories on the bounce, we will go from strength to strength.
“I’ve got great confidence that these lads will do that.”
Young’s squad on Tuesday contained two players who were recruited only this week – midfielders Tom Field and Bradley Barnes, signed from Droylsden and Southport respectively.
The Warrington match was played in a cup-tie atmosphere and the home players were up for the challenge.
It is something Young knows his team will encounter in every match this season, with the Blues considered a ‘big fish’ in the Evo-Stik League.
“We’ve got to overcome that,” said the Chester boss. “I’ve got the experience to do that and we’ve got to focus the lads in the right way.
“There are no easy games in this league, more so for us. When you’re the underdog, you’re going to want to prove a point. That’s what happened but we’ve got to put up with that.”