DEAN KEATES doesn't expect Chester to sit back and he wants Wrexham to take advantage in Sunday's cross border derby at The Racecourse.

Wrexham secured a hard fought 1-0 victory in November's reverse fixture, resolute defending by the Reds keeping Chester at bay as they pressed for an equaliser after trailing to Reds' captain Shaun Pearson's goal.

Keates admits the onus is on Wrexham to be more attack minded this weekend being at home, but he believes relegation threatened Chester, who are six points adrift of safety, will also be keen to take the initiative as they target a much needed win.

"It was difficult in the first game," said Keates. "We went with a game plan and it came off.

"It will be different this weekend, we are at home so there is more emphasis on us to go and force the game and all being well we can get the three points.

"I don't think Chester will come here and just sit behind the ball, I expect them to come and have a right go.

"They have got 10 games left and they are at a point now where they need points."

Promotion chasing Wrexham are aiming to complete the double over their arch rivals and Keates insists his players will be fired up to deliver a win.

"It is a derby and everybody knows what it means to the town and to the football club," said Keates. "Form goes out of the window so it will be a tough test for us.

"We will make sure we are up for it.

"It is the bragging rights, the lads understand that and what the derby means to us and Wrexham as a town.

"They knew that going into the first game and that picture will get painted again to them.

"It is about us and it is about three points."