CHESTER believe they can cause one of the upsets of the season tomorrow by beating runaway North One champions Bradford & Bingley at Hare Lane.

They go into the game on the back of a poor run of form, but coach Steve Dorrington, who is taking over as director of rugby next season, is confident he has a game plan to inflict the Yorkshire side's second defeat of the campaign.

'When we played them at their place we played the same type of open game as them and I think they were impressed by that.

'We have identified some weaknesses, which wasn't easy, and we have a plan which we think can work. Although they are already champions I think they will want to keep winning, so we are not expecting them to relax.'

Dorrington also wants a good performance to send them confidently into the final of the Cheshire Cup at Caldy on Sunday week.

Chester were supposed to meet Macclesfield, who withdrew because of an important league game the previous day and have been replaced by beaten semi-finalists Wirral, of the South Lancs-Cheshire League.

This makes Chester favourites to lift the trophy for the first time, but Dorrington isn't fooled by that.

'I don't think there are any favourites in a cup final,' he said.

'Wirral will be up for it and it will be a hard game for us.

He revealed he had already opened talks with new players for next season with a view to a serious assault on the North One title.

The Chester team tomorrow for a 3pm kick-off is M Davies, Goulding, A Davies, Withers, Sanger, Germishuys, Hedges, Woods, Ellis, King, Johnson, Parry, Burke, Lyle, T Foden. Replacements: B Foden, Hughes, Dowridge.