CHESTER will be aiming to make the most of home comforts as they look to kick-start 2024.

The Blues, who suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss at Warrington Town on New Year’s Day, can now look forward to four home games on the bounce, starting with tomorrow’s National League North encounter with Rushall Olympic.

Chester have been terrific at the Deva Stadium over the course of the season, but they have been indifferent away from home.

This was the point stressed by boss Calum McIntyre following the loss at Warrington.

He told Chester FC TV: “Chalk and cheese. The homes and the aways are at this level and what we’ve built at the Deva this time around is we’re solid, we’re difficult to beat, we’re aggressive.

“Away from home, I look at some of the games. We’ve not scored today. Haven’t scored at Banbury, at Bishop’s Stortford.”

The Blues are still well placed in the National League North play-off positions and they are just four points behind third-placed Chorley.

Meanwhile, Chester have confirmed that Frankie Maguire has been recalled from his loan spell by parent club, Sheffield United.

Maguire arrived at the Leap76 Stadium back in August and he has made a total of 10 appearances for the Blues.

“We’d like to thank Frankie for all of his efforts during this time with the club and wish him well with the next stage of his career,” said a club statement.

Scunthorpe United and Tamworth, the top two in the table, will both be seeking home triumphs tomorrow.

The Iron, who lead the way, take on Boston United and Tamworth tackle Buxton.

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

With National League leaders Chesterfield on FA Cup duty, second-placed Bromley can cut the gap to four points if they win at Maidenhead tomorrow.

Other fixtures: Altrincham v Barnet; Dorking v Oldham; Ebbsfleet v Wealdstone; Hartlepool v Oxford City; Rochdale v Kidderminster; Solihull Moors v Woking; Southend v FC Halifax. Sunday: Boreham Wood v York.