CHESTER manager Mark Wright has called for a united effort to drive the Blues to the Conference title as the home straight approaches.
City go for their sixth win in a row tomorrow when Morecambe are the Deva Stadium visitors, and Wright believes the fans hold one of the keys to the Football League door.
'Our hard core of supporters have been great, but we want them to tell their friends to come along,' he said. 'It would be nice to get full houses in the rest of the home games this season.
'People tend to take notice when there is something to play for and we intend to keep our winning habit going.
'The players should be full of confidence at the moment, but teams are coming here determined to have a go at us, so it's not going to be easy.
'Morecambe are still in with a playoff chance and there is a bit of friction between the clubs, so we expect a hard game.'
Ex-Chester players Chris Blackburn and Ryan Sugden are expected to play for the Shrimps and will be determined to prove a point.
Blackburn was Northwich's best player when City played at Wincham Park in January before his transfer to Christie Park, while Sugden was sent on as a substitute in Morecambe's 2-1 home win over Scarborough last Saturday.
Morecambe have boosted their challenge with the loan signing of Shrews-bury goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin for a month.
The 23-year-old suffered an injury at Accrington in August and has failed to dislodge Scott Howie at Gay Meadow since returning. He made his debut against Scarborough last weekend.
Admitted manager Jimmy Harvey: 'We are up against it. We are playing catch-up but we have just got to hang in there. We have got to keep on picking up points and hope that somebody above us slips up.'
Morecambe have had mixed fortunes recently, winning three and losing three of their last six games. Their last draw was 2-2 at home to Hereford on January 17.
Coincidentally, Chester have also gone the same sequence of matches without a draw - also 2-2 but against Gravesend and Northfleet.
Morecambe's dangerman is striker Danny Carlton who scored his 15th goal of the season against Scarborough.
Apart from goalkeeper Wayne Brown, who is out for the season with a foot injury, Wright has a full-strength squad at his disposal but is expected to name the team which beat Burton Albion 3-1 last Saturday.
Loan midfielder Danny Williams was withdrawn at half-time in that game with a back injury, but should be fit.
Also in contention is Carl Ruffer, who will be back in full training today.
* Tickets for the all-ticket match at Hereford on April 24 go on general sale today between 10am and 7pm and after the match tomorrow. Stand tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) and £10 standing (£7 concessions). Only cash will be accepted for tickets.
* City's postponed Conference home match against Aldershot will now be on Tuesday, April 6 (7.45). The game at Telford has yet to be rearranged.
* Chester reserves drew 1-1 with Vauxhall at Flint on Wednesday with a Chris Lane goal. Justin Jackson, the former Rushden and Diamonds striker, played for 60 minutes.
He is training with City following his release from Accrington Stanley. Goalkeeper Iain Turner has had his loan from Everton extended to the end of the season.
* Plans are in hand to give Wayne Brown, who has signed a new three-year contract, a testimonial match on May 23 between current and past Chester players.
* Chester City's new website is up and running at www.chestercityfc.net Liverpool's scheduled reserve-team game against Sunderland at the Deva Stadium on March 22 has been postponed.