CALUM MCINTYRE has been reflecting on a successful year at Chester.

The Blues brought the curtain down on 2023 with a 2-0 home triumph versus Warrington Town on Boxing Day - and the pair meet once more at Cantilever Park on New Year’s Day.

A goal in each half made sure the Blues will head into 2024 full of confidence following that home triumph over Warrington, managed by ex-Chester striker Mark Beesley.

Kole Hall set up Declan Weeks to smash in the opener after 12 minutes and Charlie Caton put the game to bed with the second goal deep in stoppage time.

Asked about ending the year with a win, boss McIntyre told Chester FC TV: “Reflect on that first, over a calendar year where we’ve had a really good points return. Probably among the highest the club have had for the last nine years or so in a calendar year.

“We didn’t have the promotion we wanted as part of the play-off campaign in May, but I’m really, really pleased with the strides the football club have taken forward.

“Cared immensely about how the football club does.

“Our players are the same and it was important that to finally have a home game on Boxing Day for the first time in however long, we were able to mark it with three points.”

McIntyre is anticipating another tough test on Monday and he has been impressed by Warrington since they made the step-up into the league.

“A lot of experience,” he added.

“A side I’ve been really impressed with them since the start of the season and we know that on New Year’s Day, we’ll have another ding-dong of a game.”

Warrington boss Beesley wants to see his side make more of an imprint on their opponents in attack as they look to pick up a fourth consecutive home victory in the league.

“We’ve got to look at things we did well and of course, the things we need to do better,” the ex-Chester striker said following the loss on Boxing Day.

“We need to tighten up in the first half but we also need to look more at where we can cause them problems.”