Steve Burr has warned that visitors Welling United are 'dangerous' opponents for his Chester FC side on Saturday (3pm).
Two wins from his three games in charge represents an excellent start to his managerial reign and Burr knows winning home games will be key to Skrill Premier survival.
Welling won the Conference South title last season and have found the step up far less troublesome than the Conference North-winning Blues.
Player-manager Jamie Day oversaw a solid start to the season with his side picking up five wins and three draws from 12 games through August and September.
Although that form has tailed off, the Wings are still 12 points above the relegation places in 14th position.
"Welling have come up and have slotted in very well to this league," said Burr, who won 2-1 when his previous club Kidderminster Harriers visited Park View Road on September 7.
"I went down there with Kiddy earlier in the season and we beat them but you could see that the club had carried the euphoria of getting promoted into this league and carried it on.
"They have hit a little bit of a difficult patch but they are a dangerous team."
Welling have won only three league games since November but can call on 10-goal striker Ross Lafayette and talented midfielder Joe Healy, although England C centre back Fraser Franks has been sold to Luton Town.
Saturday will be the first time the Blues have played Welling, who were formed in 1963 as a youth team before progressing through the pyramid.
Having won the Southern League Premier Division in 1986, the Wings spent 14 years in non-league's top flight but were relegated in the same season as Chester City dropped down from the Football League.
New loan signing Matty Taylor will go straight into the Blues' squad having arrived from Forest Green Rovers and the 23-year-old forward will be joined by the returning Gareth Seddon.
Seddon’s last appearance came in the 3-3 home draw with Lincoln City on December 21 with the 33-year-old being sent off in the first half.
He picked up a three match ban but has missed the last six games after suffering a thigh injury in a behind closed doors win over Welsh Premier League side Rhyl on January 11.
Seddon returned to training this week and Burr confirmed the Blues' leading scorer would be included in the squad, with teenager Tom Peers likely to make way.
"Having Gareth back is a big boost and he will be like a new signing for me," said Burr.
"I want Gareth Seddon to be in there and getting some goals for us. I have tried to see Gareth a number of times over the years and he's a player I think very highly of."
Burr has no fresh injury concerns with only long-term absentees Nathan Turner and Danny Harrison missing, although the former is now back running and getting closer to full fitness.