CHESTER CITY and Torquay United face each other tonight in a re-arranged Coca Cola League Two match at the Deva Stadium, after the weekend game was postponed on Saturday morning because of a frozen pitch.
Both sides are fighting to climb out of the relegation zone, with the Devonians propping up the pack in bottom place.
However, City manager Mark Wright has been pleased with the way his players have prepared for the game. He said: "The players have trained well, and adapted professionally to the playing system we have introduced.
"Everyone is telling me how massive this game is, but we just have to ensure we play to the levels I know the players are capable of, and we should be ok."
Wright added: "We still have two or three games in hand over the other clubs near the bottom. I'm aware we have to win those games, but a point against Torquay would be a vital point at this stage of the campaign.
"I hope the crowd come to the ground in numbers, and give the players their support because it does mean so much to them. It helped immensely when we were going for the Conference title. The situation is different now of course, but we still need our supporters to roar us on, it is always worth a goal to us when they really get behind us."
Midfielder Ben Davies returns to the squad this evening, but Justin Walker (ankle) and Chris Mackenzie (broken thumb) are still sidelined.
Young goalkeeper Paul Harrison is poised to make his senior debut this evening, in place of the transfer listed Stephane Gillet.
Harrison, who was a regular in Liverpool's reserve side for two seasons, had a spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers prior to joining City last month.
Meanwhile, former Chester striker Mark Quayle has joined Conference North club Hyde United from Scarborough, the loan transfer lasts until the end of the season.
CHESTER CITY (from) : Harrison, Gillet, Regan, Albrighton, McNiven, Ellender, Hessey, Lowe, Curtis, Drummond, Davies, S Vaughan, Branch, Blundell, Asamoah, Tait, Richardson, Rutherford, J Vaughan.