CHESTER CITY'S outstanding fixture against Telford United will be played on Wednesday, March 31 with a 7.45pm kick-off.
The Bucks Head game was postponed last month because of Telford's continued involvement in this season's FA Trophy competition. Ironically the rearranged game with City comes in the week between the Shropshire club's two-legged semi-final against Canvey Island, which will be played on the Saturday before and the weekend after the Chester match.
City director David Burford said last night: "It's a great relief to finally have a date for the game. We were concerned that possibly, because of Telford's backlog of fixtures, we may have had to play on a Thursday, but thankfully the Conference have decided on a Wednesday."
It means that Chester now have to play three consecutive away fixtures with a trip to Barnet tomorrow, then the match at Telford, which is followed by a journey to Accrington Stanley on Saturday April 3.
Chester have also announced that the testimonial match for longserving goalkeeper Wayne Brown, will be played on Sunday May 9 at the Deva Stadium.
The game, which will feature the current City side playing a Chester team consisting of previous players, will kick-off at 2pm. Cyrille Regis, Peter Jackson, Gary Bennett, and Ian Rush have all been approached to play for the Old Boys side.
Meanwhile, Chester have a full-strength squad to select from for their trip to Barnet tomorrow. The Londoners are currently without a manager following the resignation yesterday of Martin Allen, who has taken over as the new boss of Second Division Brentford. Coach Adrian Whitbread has been named as caretaker boss.