CHESTER City are pulling out all the stops to make sure their Boxing Day tribute to Harry McNally is an occasion to remember.
At half-time during Tuesday's home match against Macclesfield Town, the North Terrace at the Saunders Honda Stadium will be renamed the Harry McNally Terrace in honour of the legendary former Chester boss, who died in December 2004.
An 80m blue and white ribbon, stretched from one end of the terrace to the other, will be cut by chairman Stephen Vaughan as part of an on-pitch ceremony.
Booming out over the stadium PA will be Frank Sinatra's My Way, while Blues players including McNally-era stalwarts John Kelly, Gary Bennett and Stuart Rimmer are due to be paraded in front of fans.
Chester director and lifelong supporter Paul Baker said: 'Frank Sinatra was Harry's favourite singer and we decided that My Way was an appropriate song to play in his honour.'
Fans entering the ground will be handed flyers bearing a picture of McNally and, on the other side, a biography of his colourful life.
Signs bearing the words 'Harry McNally Terrace' and a club crest were due to be erected on the front and back of the terrace yesterday and a plaque, to be donated by the Chester City Supporters' Trust on the day of the game, will also be put up.
McNally served as Chester manager from 1985 to 1992, leading them to promotion to Division Three (now League One) in the 1985-86 season. He performed a minor footballing miracle by keeping the club at that level through their 'exile' years at Macclesfield in the early 1990s.
Kick-off on Tuesday is 3pm.
* Certain aspects of next week's planned ceremony were subject to the approval of the Safety Advisory Group, which met at the Saunders Honda Stadium yesterday.