CALUM MCINTYRE says Chester’s fine run of form will count for nothing if they fail to do the business at Curzon Ashton tomorrow.

It’s now five wins on the bounce for the Blues after goals from George Glendon (pictured above) and Elliott Whitehouse secured a 2-0 midweek National League North success at Southport.

Five of Chester’s next six games are away and boss McIntyre is fully focused on the next league contest and victory could fire his eighth-placed side up into the play-off positions.

After the win at Southport, McIntyre told Chester FC TV: “We have to go to Curzon Ashton and win on Saturday, otherwise what’s the point of the build-up to this game?

“In the next block of six league games, five of them away and I said to the players if we don’t improve away from home and keep picking up one point in five, the season will be gone by the time block four starts.

“So, I was really pleased with the way they’ve started this block.

“It will mean absolutely nothing if we then don’t go and win that game on Saturday.”

Chester have now kept three clean sheets on the bounce during their fine run and McIntyre stressed: “I think the goalkeeper’s done really, really well since the start of the season, since he’s come back in with us.

“But then we’ve used a host of different defensive line-ups.

“Tom Sparrow was excellent again and played his part Saturday-Tuesday.”

Tamworth, who are four points clear at the top, host Scarborough Athletic tomorrow and South Shields, in second, go to fifth-placed Brackley Town.

Other fixtures: Alfreton v Farsley Celtic; Boston v Gloucester; Buxton v Rushall Olympic; Chorley v Hereford; Darlington v Spennymoor; King’s Lynn v Blyth; Scunthorpe v Bishop’s Stortford; Southport v Banbury; Warrington v Peterborough Sports.

Chester fans can get a glimpse of next week’s FA Cup first round opponents, York City, tomorrow evening.

The Minstermen, who visit The Deva on November 4, are in National League action in front of the BT cameras at home to FC Halifax.

Leaders Chesterfield head to Kidderminster.

Other fixtures: Boreham Wood v Southend; Dorking v Aldershot; Ebbsfleet v Dagenham & Redbridge; Gateshead v AFC Fylde; Hartlepool v Rochdale; Maidenhead v Eastleigh; Oldham v Altrincham; Oxford City v Barnet; Solihull v Wealdstone; Woking v Bromley.