CHESTER CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan is urging all football supporters in the area to turn up in numbers to cheer the Nationwide Conference leaders a step further towards their goal of promotion to the Football League tomorrow afternoon.
Third-placed Barnet are the visitors to the Deva Stadium, and with no other senior professional football being played in the area, Vaughan is encouraging fans of all footballing persuasions to urge City on.
"We are the only senior side playing in the area, and it is a great opportunity for football supporters to sample the atmosphere of the Deva and watch the most successful team in terms of league placing," he said.
"Mark Wright and the players have performed miracles in the league this season, and with a lot of clubs not playing on Saturday, what better way will supporters have of spending their Saturday afternoon."
City's 1-0 victory at Morecambe in midweek hoisted them up to the Conference top spot, and with Barnet having the same number of points, this is a crucial game for both sides.
Vaughan continued: "We are all pulling together at Chester City to achieve our ambition of promotion to the Football League, so if any Everton or Liverpool supporters are at a loose end, we could do with their encouragement to help us in the game against Barnet."
A crowd approaching 3,000 is expected tomorrow, with the Londoners anticipating that they will have a following of around 500 fans with them.
Chester have virtually a full-strength squad to select from. The only definite absentee is midfield player Paul Carden who is serving a one-match suspension following his dismissal at Scarborough a fortnight ago.
There is a slight doubt surrounding the fitness of goalkeeper Ian McCaldon, who suffered a groin injury in midweek.