Third placed Chester visit this weekend
We are looking to bounce back from two league defeats in four days when Chester come to Blackwell Meadows on Saturday.
We have lost our last two league games against Telford and Leamington, and manager Alun Armstrong will be looking for a big improvement at home to Chester on Saturday.
Liam Connell, Louis Laing and Michael Liddle all return to the squad, but Terry Galbraith and Jordan Watson are both doubtful.
Here’s your stats pack for Saturday’s game
National League North position: 16th
Home league form: played 10 won 5, drawn 2, lost 3 goals for 13 against 9, points 17 (out of 21)
Our last seven games:
December 3rd Leamington (away) lost 0-3
Elliott, Hedley, Storey, Galbraith, Watson, Wheatley (sub Bascome 71), Hatfield (sub Lambert 71), Holness (sub Donawa 62), Rivers, Campbell, Thompson
November 30th Telford (home) lost 2-3 Storey, Donawa
November 23rd FA Trophy 3QR Gainsborough (home) won 2-1 Lambert, Donawa
November 20th FA Cup 1RR Walsall (home) lost 0-1
November 16th Brackley (away) lost 1-5 Thompson
November 9th FA Cup 1R Walsall (away) drew 2-2
November 2nd Hereford (home) drew 0-0
Leading scorers: 7 Adam Campbell, 7 Tyrone O’Neill, 5 Stephen Thompson, Justin Donawa
Team News: Right back Luke Trotman, striker Jamie Holmes and defender David Atkinson are all ruled out because of injury.
Keeper Liam Connell and defenders Louis Laing and Michael Liddle all return, but two other defenders Terry Galbraith and Jordan Watson are both doubtful.
League position 3rd
Away league form : played 3, drawn 5, lost 1 goals scored 15 against 11, points 14 (out of 34) (only away defeat at Spennymoor
Last six results:
30/11/19 Bradford PA (H) Won 2-1 Dudley, Asante
Chester: Griffiths, Morgan, Taylor, Stopforth, Livesey, Grand (c), Jackson, Glendon, Asante (Waring 84), Ngwatala (Elliott 76), Dudley (Hughes 84). Substitutes: Waters, Burton.
23/11/19 Brackley Town (A) FA Trophy Won 1-0 Dudley
09/11/19 Alfreton Town (H) Won 3-0 Livesey 2, Elliott
02/11/19 Brackley Town (A) Drew 1-1 Jackson
23/10/19 York City (H) Lost 1-0
19/10/19 Blyth Spartans (A) Drew 2-2 Elliott, Hughes
Managers: Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley
Goalkeepers: Russ Griffiths, Theo Roberts, Joel Taylor
Defenders: James Jones, Jamie Morgan, Kevin Roberts, Matthew Thomson, Simon Grand, Danny Livesey, Matty Waters
Midfielders: Cain Noble, Gary Roberts, George Glendon, Craig Mahon, Scott Burton, Gary Stopforth Bradley Jackson, Elton Ngwatala
Forwards: Matty Hughes, Iwan Murray, Danny Elliott, Anthony Dudley, Akwasi Asante, George Waring
Here's what Chester Live are saying about the game:
Last time we met
27th March 2019
Darlington 0 Chester 1 (Grand)
Darlington: Turner, Trotman, Galbraith, T Elliott, Ainge, Holness, Nicholson, Palmer, Saunders, Kneeshaw, Thompson. Subs: Bascome, Maddison, Henshall, Jackson, K Elliott
Chester: Shenton, Jackson, Waters, McAllister, Livesey, Grand, McKenna (sub Mooney 78), Roberts, Asante (sub Waring 71), Dudley, Mahon (sub Murray 78). Subs: Howson, Marsh-Hughes
Admission prices: Adults £14 , Concessions £10, under 18s £5, Under 11s free (if accompanied)
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