CALUM MCINTYRE is hoping his Chester players can take their FA Cup success into National League North contests.

The Blues are through to the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup, where they will travel to Hartlepool later this month, but the main focus now is on tomorrow’s home league encounter with struggling Peterborough Sports, who find themselves in the relegation zone.

Blues’ boss McIntyre told Chester FC TV: “I hope that the progression in the cup competitions, that little bit of success and I hope the manner of it with the late goal... starts to develop.

“We just need some consistency. We haven’t won as many games as we would have liked.”

The weekend was all about the FA Cup, with Charlie Caton’s stoppage time strike on Saturday sealing a dramatic 2-1 win over Nantwich Town.

Full focus is now on the league, though, and McIntyre added: “We want more points than we’ve got at the moment.

“It’s time for maturity, leadership and progression and I think what you saw in the added time in difficult circumstances and you can see we are walking wounded.

“Charlie Caton capped at 20 minutes. I thought we managed that really well to get him on the pitch when we did and he scores the winner.

“Harrison Burke playing with half a body. Adam Thomas capped at 45 minutes. You look at the players that are missing.

“We’ve got absentees there. Liam Edwards suspended, the other two that are out injured with knee problems that we might not see for a period of time now.

“That’s really challenging, so I hope that a bit of success in the cup competition gives us the opportunity to improve in the areas we need to.”

Chester are just three points off the drop zone going into tomorrow’s game and are nine points off leaders Tamworth, who host rock-bottom Darlington tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s other fixtures: Alfreton v Warrington; Banbury v Blyth; Bishop’s Stortford v Southport; Curzon Ashton v Boston; Gloucester v Chorley; King’s Lynn v Buxton; Scarborough v Farsley Celtic; Scunthorpe v Brackley; South Shields v Hereford; Spennymoor v Rushall Olympic.

The National League’s top two sides hit the road tomorrow.

Leaders Chesterfield go to Boreham Wood while Barnet, who are three points off top spot, are in action in the televised game at Dorking.

Tomorrow’s other fixtures: Ebbsfleet v FC Halifax; Gateshead v Altrincham; Hartlepool v Eastleigh; Kidderminster v Wealdstone; Maidenhead v Rochdale; Oldham v Dagenham& Redbridge; Oxford v Fylde; Solihull v Aldershot; Woking v Southend; York v Bromley.