CALUM MCINTYRE is in bullish mood ahead of tomorrow’s big FA Trophy clash at Nantwich Town.

The sides have already met this season, with Charlie Caton’s 94th minute strike sealing a 2-1 win for the Blues in the FA Cup.

That cup run ended with a 2-1 first round replay loss at National League York City in midweek and Chester’s sights now turn towards another knockout competition.

Speaking after the midweek defeat, Blues’ boss McIntyre told Chester FC TV: “The feeling we’ve got now, we’ve got to move on from it.

“For me, move on to the FA Trophy.

“We’ll be taking it very seriously.

“We don’t lose three games in a week. That can’t become the standard.

“That’s not acceptable at this club.

“So, the focus turns on to that. So, there is a pride, but there’s almost a reference point in the season on Saturday.

“There’s a reference point tonight. I don’t want to feel like this again.

“I don’t want the players to feel like this again.”

It was a dramatic clash between the Blues and the Dabbers last time out at the Deva Stadium.

Harrison Burke put Chester into the lead a quarter-of-an-hour from time, but Connor Heath’s 83rd minute response appeared to have secured a replay for Nantwich.

That is until Caton popped up with his dramatic winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Chester have suffered back-to-back losses leading into tomorrow’s tie.