Chester FC welcome title-chasing Grimsby Town on Saturday (3pm) with Steve Burr hinting at changes despite an excellent midweek win at Torquay United.
George Thomson's first-half strike sealed the points at Plainmoor on Tuesday but the manager said afterwards he would rotating his squad and switching between formations for the remainder of the campaign.
With nine games remaining, the Blues are in a comfortable position in the table and Burr can afford to start planning for next season, although he still wants to clinch a top half finish, which would underline the tremendous progress made in the past 12 months.
Chester will check on the fitness of Sean McConville and Kieran Charnock, who missed the game with Torquay, and Matty Hughes, who started on the bench.
Kingsley James impressed on his return to the side, as did Michael Kay, whose encouraging partnership in central defence with Ben Heneghan could be the one consistent over the remaining games.
Burr said: "Ben started a little bit shaky at Torquay and they nearly got in with the mis-hit back pass but I thought as the game went on he got stronger and it was great to have Michael back. The two of them looked solid but I thought across the back four, the keeper looked excellent as did everyone else.
"We went to a 4-4-2 and we brought George in because we are going to be looking between now and the end of the season to keep things nice and fresh and moving the side around a little bit.
"Grimsby are going really, really well so there should be a big crowd but that win at Torquay just sets up nicely at home now to get on a run of winning matches."
Fourth-placed Grimsby have won four in a row to haul themselves into the title race and have a game in hand on leaders Bristol Rovers, who are five points ahead of them.
Paul Hurst's team lost to Gateshead in the play-offs last year and have put an indifferent start behind them to mount another strong promotion challenge.
Grimsby appeared to have timed this season’s charge well and the experience of the likes of Craig Disley, Carl Magnay and January addition Gregor Robertson could be vital over the rest of the campaign.
Magnay and Robertson are part of a defence which has conceded just 31 goals in 37 league matches, the second meanest defence in the Vanarama Conference.
Top scorer Lennell John-Lewis returns to the squad having missed the 2-1 win at Woking following the birth of his first child but might have to settle for a place on the bench as Ollie Palmer and Jon-Paul Pittman both netted in the win at Woking.
"Lenny has trained this week, and he's looked sharp," Hurst told the Grimsby Telegraph.
"Hopefully the rest will have done him some good, and it's like having a new addition to our squad.
"As a group, you always get a buzz from that – it's certainly been the case with Lenny.
"We know where we are, and thankfully we have got other strikers that can come in and get their name on the scoresheet.
"It's a real dilemma, and it will require some thought, but we are in a good place with our attacking options."
Chester lost 3-0 at Blundell Park in September, although a sickness bug which led to three enforced substitutions made the Mariners’ simpler.
Shaun Pearson headed Grimsby in front in the 18th minute and Ross Hannah punished a James mistake to double the lead four into the second-half. Jon Worsnop denied Hannah a second from the spot with a fine save but Nathan Arnold wrapped up the win late on.