Steve Burr won’t allow his team to get ahead of themselves but the Chester FC boss could not be more thrilled with how the season has started.
Four teams in the National League boast a 100% record after two games with the Blues matching Eastleigh, Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere Rovers, three of the division’s biggest spenders.
Chester took seven matches to reach six points last term and nine the season before, underlining how much progress has been made.
For a manager whose teams have in the past had a reputation for shipping goals as well as scoring them, back-to-back 1-0 wins represent a welcome surprise with the Blues looking a solid and organised outfit.
Burr said: “It’s unheard of with my teams but I’ll take that I suppose. We’ve had a great start and it sets us up nicely to go to Dover. It’s early days yet and we know how difficult this division is but it’s nice to see the team gelling so well with so many new faces. They’re a great bunch to work with, there’s some great lads in the dressing room and they’re really determined as you saw at Halifax to put a good shift in for the shirt.”
LOOK: Images from Chester's 1-0 win at FC Halifax Town
Chester have a 590-mile round trip this weekend to face Dover Athletic, who edged Kidderminster Harriers 3-2 midweek having started with a 2-1 defeat at Barrow. The Blues flopped 2-0 at the Crabble last term and Burr expects Chris Kinnear’s team to provide another stern test of his side’s credentials.
Craig Hobson, who missed the win at FC Halifax Town with an ankle knock, should return to the squad but Craig Mahon could keep his place.
Burr said: “We’re hoping Craig will be back. He did so well on Saturday but he went over on his ankle and didn’t manage to train on Monday so it was important that we had people out there who were 100% fit. The one thing Hobby gives us that we miss is that aerial stuff further forward, but Craig Mahon did a great job at Halifax with the way that we wanted him to play and got on the ball a lot.
“It’s nice that we changed it around and we’ve still gone on and won and kept a clean sheet. Jon Worsnop made a couple of saves but there was nothing really to hurt us and overall I thought our performance was magnificent.”