A PLACE in the National League North play-offs could be Chester’s this evening.

Victory by a three-goal margin away to Rushall Olympic will take the Blues above Brackley Town in the standings - and it could be enough to put them in the top-seven.

This will be Chester’s sixth consecutive away game in the league and they head into the contest on the back of Saturday’s brilliant 1-0 triumph at third-placed South Shields.

An eighth Chester league win of the campaign was secured by Liam Edwards’ 39th minute goal and the victory moved them up to 12th.

Boss Calum McIntyre (pictured left) told Chester FC TV: “I’m pleased for what’s been a difficult fortnight.

“I enjoy it more, I enjoy this job more and I think all the players do when we win.

“But, certainly for the players, with the absence of the two cup games and the FA Trophy game, it’s a really, really good block of away games where we’ve just been on the road, on the road, on the road.

“That’s 10 points from those five games.

“Double digits are hard to come by over those five and six-game blocks.

“We’ve got an opportunity for us on Tuesday and that has to be where the focus is to really turn our attentions to hunting down a points target where we’re no longer a million miles away.

“So, we really want to enjoy this - congratulate the players - then the focus does need to turn on to the next game and chasing them points down.”

There will be a big opportunity for Chester to cement their play-off push with three consecutive home matches to kick-off December.

These will be against Gloucester, Brackley and Boston, as the Blues return to league action at the Deva Stadium for the first time since October 21.

Tonight’s other National League North contest sees Hereford at home to Scarborough Athletic.