CHESTER have climbed into the National League North play-off positions - but you won’t see boss Calum McIntyre looking at the standings at this stage of the season.

The Blues will look to maintain their excellent run of form with tomorrow’s home clash with Boston United and they climbed into fourth spot with last week’s 2-0 triumph over second-placed Tamworth.

Despite the lofty position, McIntyre told Chester FC TV: “League table’s irrelevant. I say that a lot and I really do mean it.

“For us, it’s points returns and I was really pleased for the players.”

McIntyre was looking forward to a rare Tuesday opportunity of focusing on training rather than a game after a hectic spell of action.

“It’s another home game. It’s the third on the bounce,” he added. “Just want to keep that momentum going at home, because that maybe is why we fell short last season.

“I don’t think it’s real that we’re going to get that away points return. Let’s go and chase it down at home.

“I just wants us to be a club that wins and can beat the teams at the top of the league, like we have in Scunthorpe and Tamworth and Brackley and South Shields.

“I want us to be that team and that doesn’t mean I want everyone to be in the Cestrian for four hours thinking this is going to be brilliant.

“I mean, from a players’ point of view, I want us to be really, really proud of our efforts.

“I want the players to have their congratulations and then I want us to move on to what’s next, because it’s a 46-game season.

“It’s 46 opportunities to put points on the board. The next one’s Boston and we’ve got to move on to that.”

Leaders Scunthorpe United are also at home as they take on Chorley, while Tamworth entertain Southport tomorrow.

Other fixtures: Alfreton v Blyth; Banbury v Farsley Celtic; Bishop’s Stortford v Hereford; Curzon Ashton v Brackley; Gloucester v Darlington; King’s Lynn v Warrington; Scarborough v Rushall Olympic; South Shields v Peterborough Sports; Spennymoor v Buxton.