CHESTER CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan is calling on all City fans to turn up to the Deva Stadium tomorrow, and cheer the side on to what he hopes will be lucrative FA Cup run.
"Financially the FA Cup is extremely important to clubs these days. For example the winners of this first round will pocket £20,000, and of course then you are just one game away from from the third round which includes the Premiership clubs.
"Our supporters have been magnificent this season, and their encouragement during Nationwide Conference games has been of valuable assistance to the players. Hopefully the fans will turn up in large numbers for the game against Gravesend, and ensure that the Deva Stadium becomes an intimidating ground for visiting sides."
Tomorrow's game against Gravesend and Northfleet is Chester's first home match in the FA Cup for four years, and City officials are expecting a crowd of around 3,000 to turn up.
City welcome Jamie Heard back to their squad following suspension, while central defender Danny Collins who suffered a back spasm during training on Monday, did some light training yesterday and is expected to play.
Meanwhile, Chester's players along with actors from the TV series Hollyoaks, have been invited to turn on the City's Christmas lights next Thursday evening. The switch-on will be held outside Chester Town Hall at 6.30pm.
Doncaster Rovers last night completed the signing of the Morecambe midfield player Adriano Rigoglioso. City had a bid of £40,000 for the player turned down by the Christie Park outfit earlier this week.