NEIL Young wants to give Chester FC supporters a party they will never forget – by winning the league at home to nearest rivals Northwich Victoria on Monday (3pm).
The Blues could seal their second straight title with victory away to Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday (3pm).
But Young, whose side famously won automatic promotion last season on a dramatic final day at Garforth Town, would relish the championship race still being alive by the time the top two clash at the Exacta Stadium.
The Chester manager said: “After what we experienced at Garforth it would be fantastic to do it at home – and there’ll be no better time than Monday against Vics.
“We’ll be up against the team closest to us and a team who have also done really well so I’m sure if we can get a big crowd the place will be bouncing.
“If we can win the title at home it will be a massive party for the supporters. They have been fantastic all season and we saw that again on Tuesday when we took 500 to Kendal on a horrible night.
“They’ll be so pleased if we can do it at home.”
Should second-placed Vics fail to beat Mickleover Sports tonight, the Blues will wrap up top spot if they win at relegation-threatened Stocksbridge on Saturday.
In-form striker Michael Wilde will miss the trip to South Yorkshire through a one-match ban.
Christian Smith and Marc Williams picked up calf injuries in Tuesday’s 3-0 win at Kendal Town but Antoni Sarcevic should return.
Michael Powell will be available for both games over the bank holiday weekend before his two-match suspension – incurred after he collected his 10th booking of the season in the 2-0 home victory over Whitby Town on Saturday – kicks in.
Blues boss Young said: “We’ve just got to keep going. We’re close now, closer than we’ve ever been, but the lads have just got to continue the job.
“We all realise we’re within touching distance of it and hopefully in these next two games we can finish the job off.”
Chester fans are advised to get to Monday’s big Vics clash early as the club is anticipating its biggest crowd since it was reformed. The current best stands at 3,560.
Chester FC’s application to play in next season’s FA Cup has been accepted. It will be the first time the club has appeared in the competition since its rebirth.
The Blues will enter at the second qualifying round stage should they win promotion to the Blue Square North.