CHESTER CITY will be aiming to extend their opening run of victories to three matches this afternoon, when they face newly-promoted Hereford United at Edgar Street.
City currently lie in second place in the Coca Cola League Two table, and manager Mark Wright is hoping his players carry on with the impressive form they have shown recently.
Wright said: "The lads have done well in the opening two games and as such have set a high standard. I now want them to continue with that high standard because that is the level they have set.
"Hereford will be keen to bounce back after losing in midweek to Lincoln City, so we know we are in for quite a game."
Wright continued: "The players are still getting to know each other and I know we can still improve, but obviously we are pleased with the way things have gone.
"People say after a start like this that over-confidence could be a problem. I can assure everyone that certainly won't be the case with this football club."
Long-term injury victims Phil Bolland (shoulder) and Glenn Cronin (foot) are ruled out again, whilst defender Kevin Sandwith (hamstring) is also not fully fit.
This is the first time these two sides have met since 2004, when City won the Nationwide Conference title after being chased for most of the season by Hereford, who eventually finished second.
The Bulls will be without their inspirational left back Alex Jeannin, who is ruled out through suspension. Former City keeper Wayne Brown will also miss out. He suffered a hamstring injury in the opening game of the season against Stockport County, so loan signing Scott Tynan will deputise.
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