CHESTER CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan is relishing the challenge of next Sunday’s lunchtime derby match against Wrexham, and sees the game as a launchpad towards the play-offs.
City’s players are anxious to gain revenge for the controversial 2-1 loss they suffered at the Deva last August.
Vaughan said: “There are only three points on offer but the boost a victory would give twill be priceless. We are red hot favourites, and it’s the first time for many years we go into a derby game with Wrexham in that position. We have 16 league games left, and the play-offs are not only a realistic ambition, but something we should be able to attain.”
Chester will be without defender Ashley Westwood and midfielder Lawrence Wilson out through injury while Jamie Hand serves the first a two-game suspension.
Simon Marples and Kevin Sandwith expect to have recovered from injury.
Vaughan also revealed Chester are still looking to add a right-sided midfielder and striker.
Chester have rearranged their home game against Hereford for Tuesday February 27 (kick off 7.45pm).
CHESTER CITY reserves lost 1-0 to Oldham Athletic reserves in a Pontin’s League fixture at the Deva Stadium last night. City included new loan signing Alan Kearney in their line-up along with trialist Ben Starosta from Sheffield United.