CHESTER City face the latest hurdle in their quest for the Nationwide Conference title tonight against Aldershot at the Deva Stadium.
Third-placed Aldershot have had an excellent campaign in this their first season in the Conference and already they are virtually assured of an end of season play-off place.
The Southerners were surprisingly eliminated from the semi-final of the FA Trophy on Saturday, when they lost on aggregate to Hednes-ford Town.
If City win tonight they will extend their lead at the top of the table to six points over second-placed Hereford United. Both sides will then have four games remaining to navigate.
"Everything is in our own hands, and to quote the old cliche, we just have to take each of the games one at a time," said City manager Mark Wright. "Aldershot have performed wonders this season and they gave us one our hardest games of the season when we played them down there.
"We have just had three away matches on the bounce, so it will be good to get back to the Deva Stadium and hopefully our supporters will come out in great numbers to support us," added Wright.
"The support we took to our matches at Telford and Accrington was magnificent. At both games there were well over 1,600 of our fans present and that was a source of great encouragement to the players. I hope the vocal backing is as great in our next two home games against Aldershot and then Exeter City on Saturday."
Chester, who will extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches if they avoid defeat this evening, don't have any further injury problems after their weekend win at Accrington Stanley and it is likely that the City boss will continue with the same starting XI.
CHESTER CITY (from): Turner, Woods, Lane, Heard, Guyett, Bolland, Collins, McIntyre, Carden, Davies, Carey, Twiss, Smith, Clare, Stamp, Elam, Rapley, Harris.