Who's playing?

Chester FC v Boreham Wood

When and where?

Saturday, April 2 (3pm) at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium

Any team news?

Luke George could make a return to the Blues squad having returned to full training this week following a lengthy absence owing to a hamstring injury.

Jordan Chapell (ankle) and Ian Sharps (hamstring) are set to be sidelined for the visit of Luke Garrard's men having missed the 3-3 draw at Guiseley on Bank Holiday Monday.

What has Steve Burr had to say about it?

The Blues boss said: "I think from their point of view looking at where they were they felt they needed to go and strengthen the team and they've been on a good little run laterly and had a good win on Monday against Dover

"We know that every game is difficult but with the signs we see from the lads during the week and the will to do well for the football club, it means just as much to them as it does the fans. I know fans might not see that at times but these lads are hurting with the fact of where we are.

"I said to the lads on Monday look at the travelling support again and let's make sure we give them everything we have got and they will appreciate that."

Boreham Wood defender Danny Woodards clears John Rooney's corner off the line
Boreham Wood defender Danny Woodards clears John Rooney's corner off the line

Tell me about Boreham Wood...

Having won promotion to the National League at the end of last season following an extra-time play-off final win over Whitehawk, Boreham Wood's debut season in non-league football's top tier has been a struggle.

Despite having just turned 30, Wood handed Garrard the manager's job at in October following the departure of Ian Allinson and he has done an admirable job in keeping the Hertfordshire club above the drop zone.

Boreham Wood currently sit two places and one point above the drop zone, four points behind Chester, with this weekend's clash a six-pointer for both clubs.

The Wood have endured a tough time in front of goal this season and have scored the second fewest in the National League (34). On-loan Bristol Rovers forward Jamie Lucas has been their most potent weapon netting six goals thus far.

They come into the clash with the Blues on the back of an impressive 3-0 home win over play-off chasing Dover Athletic on Monday.

Calum Dyson was handed a first Chester FC start at Meadow Park
Calum Dyson was handed a first Chester FC start at Meadow Park

What's their recent form been like?


What happened the last time the two sides met?

The two sides met for the first time in their history on November 14 where they played out a goalless draw at Meadow Park.

On-loan Everton striker Calum Dyson was handed a first start for the Blues in torrential rain in Hertfordshire, but neither side could find a breakthrough in the 90 minutes, although Ross Hannah did have an effort ruled out for offside inside the opening 20 seconds.

What are the match odds (bet365)?

Chester 11/10, Draw 9/4, Boreham Wood 13/5.

What's the weather expected to be like?

Cloudy but likely to stay dry throughout the afternoon with temperatures of around 12°C.