MARK Wright is urging Chester City fans to get behind the team like never before as he primes his squad for a mouthwatering double date.
The City boss says the supporters can play a vital role in helping the club through Sunday's Saunders Honda Stadium derby with Wrexham and the Carling Cup visit to Leeds United just two days later.
Wright admits the pressure of playing two big games in three days is far from ideal - but he is ready for the challenge.
He said: 'The fans are always very important and they can play a massive part in helping this new squad get through the games and achieve results.
'It's important to get them upbeat by doing the right things because the crowd will appreciate it when we do that.
'They are going to be two great games and, on Sunday, I hope all the fans behave themselves and come down to enjoy a good game of football.
'Hopefully they will get behind us enough to encourage us on to a win.'
As for the task of playing twice in three days, Wright added: 'I think it's a big ask - a real big ask. But I look forward to every game and make sure the players are up for every game.
'A lot of players have come in and a lot of gone out. For us to expect everything overnight would be ridiculous.
'We've got to build the team spirit up and learn about one another.'
The Blues have a major injury doubt over their former Wrexham player Dean Bennett (back), who has not trained all week.
Striker Drewe Broughton suffered a cut to his head in Saturday's 2-0 loss at Hereford but the wound is minor and he will not miss out this weekend.
Defender Sean Hessey is suspended and left wing-back Kevin Sandwith (hamstring) is unlikely to be rushed back, despite returning to training this week.
* Sunday's game is all-ticket so fans will not be able to pay at the turnstiles on the day.
Tickets are on sale from the Saunders Honda Stadium today from 10am-4pm and, if there are any left, from 10am-noon tomorrow. Kick-off is noon and a near-capacity crowd is expected.
Chester have sold almost 1,000 tickets for Tuesday's Carling Cup first-round tie at Elland Road. They will be available after Sunday's derby.