Steve Burr has no qualms if expectation levels are rising due to his Chester FC team’s accomplished performances.

The Blues remain undefeated four games into the campaign following a goalless stalemate at Dover Athletic on Saturday and a 1-1 home draw with Cheltenham Town on Tuesday evening.

There’s an optimism on the terraces not seen since the Conference North title-winning season and a growing sense of belief the club could be capable of mounting a serious play-off challenge, something Burr welcomes.

"I’m hoping we can, that’s the aim and I don’t mind that pressure at all," said the ex-Kidderminster Harriers boss, whose team visit fourth-placed Woking this weekend.

"We’ve got a good group of lads but we’ve not got the biggest of squad so we want that little bit of luck and that rub of the green where we don’t pick many injuries up, but I want to be up there and I want to be competing.

"We knew it was going to be tough on Tuesday with the resources Cheltenham have and the squad they’ve got. It was important that we didn’t lose the game but we were just a little disappointed we didn’t take the three points."

LOOK: Action from Chester's 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night

Ross Hannah netted his first goal for the club midweek and as a centre forward himself, the manager knows how important that will be to the ex-Grimsby Town frontman.

Perhaps the sole disappointment for Burr at this stage will be the fact the Blues have just scored three times but with no shortage of chances, he does not envisage dipping into the market.

Burr said: "I know what it’s like a striker and you want to get off the mark. It was a special goal for Ross but he was disappointed he didn’t get another one. He felt he was onside for the goal that he scored but it’s hard to tell from where we are.

"The lad is playing with a lot of confidence anyway but as striker you need to score goals, but I want goals from other areas of the park as well.

"I wouldn’t have thought we’ll do anything at the minute.

"The window shuts on September 1 and if the right type of player comes along and we feel that we need to ask to bring him in then we’ll look at doing that but I’m happy enough with the boys that are here.

"Sometimes you can bring somebody in and it can disrupt things and the last thing I want to do is that at the minute because I’ve been very, very pleased with the start we’ve made."

READ: The Chronicle's verdict on Chester's 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town