Who's playing?

York City v Chester FC in the Vanarama National League.

When and where?

Saturday, October 22 (3pm kick-off) at Bootham Crescent, York. The postcode is YO30 7AQ.

Any team news?

Midfielder Tom Shaw returned to training on Tuesday and hopes to be back in contention.

Defender Blaine Hudson could be on the bench - and so could new goalkeeper Alex Lynch.

Lynch, though, is going to have bide his time to dislodge Liam Roberts from between the posts.

Roberts stands on the cusp of breaking the club record for successive league clean sheets .

Tell me about York...

It's not going well for the Minstermen. At all.

They are bottom of the Vanarama National League form table after taking just two points from the last 18 on offer.

In fact they have gone nine games without a win in all competitions.

Former Wrexham boss Gary Mills is the new manager of York City

Even the return of manager Gary Mills - following his sacking from Wrexham - could not stop York from crashing out of the FA Cup to Curzon Ashton on Monday.

Form is most definitely on Chester's side.

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What has Jon McCarthy had to say about it?

"They will get that lift that often happens when you get a new manager,” said McCarthy, a former Minsterman favourite.

"I've never made any secret of it, I rate Gary Mills. Why wouldn't I? He will be disappointed with how things went at Wrexham and want to put things right.

"He is a legend at York – maybe even more than me.

"They'll have a crowd there on Saturday who will be feeling a bit more positive and they will be trying to lift the players and try and turn things around. It will be a difficult place to go for us."

What happened the last time we met?

You have to go back to April 24, 2000 for the last time the two clubs met, a Mark Bower own goal and a clinical Luke Beckett finish earning Chester City what appeared to be a vital 2-0 home victory in their battle to stave off relegation.

However defeat in their final two games of the season, to Cheltenham Town and Peterborough United, condemned the Blues to the non-league drop.

The clubs have clashed since then, of course.

But Chester City's 3-2 loss at Bootham Crescent on November 10, 2009, which came on the day then owner Steven Vaughan was disqualified from acting as a company director for 11 years, was later wiped from the records after the original club's tragic demise.

What are the match odds?

Bet365: York 13/8, Draw 12/5, Chester 31/20.

BetFred: York 17/10, Draw 23/10, Chester 8/5.

StanJames.com: York 13/8, Draw 23/10, Chester 6/4.