CHESTER City are looking to do the double over league rivals Gravesend and Northfleet in the first round of the FA Cup at the Deva Stadium tomorrow.
The Blues trounced Gravesend 4-0 in their last meeting on September 30, and manager Mark Wright will be looking for a repeat performance from the Blues against the side to secure a place in the second round.
Chester City will also be looking to put their 2-2 draw with Scarborough, which saw Paul Carden sent off last Saturday, behind them. Mark Wright was left fuming with the referee whose decision to red card Carden was deemed 'harsh'.
Assistant manager Steve Bleasdale said that Chester would not be resting on their laurels and were looking to beat an 'improved' Gravesend.
He said: 'The last match against Gravesend, we beat them 4-0 but felt that we didn't play particularly well. We have been watching them of late and they have improved. They have played a few difficult games and have played well. But we are ready for them and raring to go.
'The last game against Gravesend was a league game; this time we are playing them in the first round of the FA Cup. And we all know that in the FA Cup, anything can happen.
'If we get past Gravesend and past the second round proper, there is always a chance we can land one of the big teams. If we get that far, which is what we are looking to do, then it brings the crowds in and brings the revenue in, which is good for the club and the fans.
Meanwhile, it's been a tale of lost one gained one for the Blues this week, who were pipped to the post to sign talented attacking midfielder Adriano Rigoglioso from Morecambe.
Doncaster netted Rigoglioso ahead of City, who have been monitoring his performances closely for over a year. The Blues, however, have signed up left-sided midfielder Alex Smith, who has played for Port Vale and Reading, although the 27-year-old will be ineligible to play at tomorrow's FA Cup clash tomorrow.
Bleasdale added: 'We are delighted to have Alex Smith on board with us, he is an experienced and talented player and we are looking forward to having him play for us and growing within the team. It is good to have quality players like Alex, who we know is going to do well.'
Wright will be hoping to field Danny Collins, who he withdrew from international duty with the England National Game XI against Belgium following a back injury.
The central defender is back in the squad for tomorrow's game, which kicks off at 3pm, following fitness tests.