CALUM MCINTYRE is looking for some fight as Chester target a return to winning ways in National League North tomorrow.

Three 1-0 losses in four games have opened 2024 in disappointing fashion for the Blues, who host basement outfit Bishop's Stortford in their next contest.

The latest narrow loss came in midweek at home to Buxton and manager McIntyre told Chester FC TV: "We just have to fight through the difficult moments.

"It's very, very easy to throw the towel in.

"From my point of view, that's not in my DNA. Never has been.

"Here, Runcorn Linnets, any job I've ever had from when I left school at 16.

"I'll fight and I'll be the best me and I'll do everything to get the group where they were on Saturday, let's have that right.

"Where they were four days ago."

McIntyre was highlighting his side's 3-0 win over Gloucester, which came courtesy of strikes from Iwan Murray, Tom Peers and George Glendon.

"I know the group and I've been in the dressing room," added McIntyre.

"I've felt the disappointment, the frustration, the hurt at a disappointing start to the calendar year and a very, very disappointing result.

"Dusting ourselves down is the easy bit.

"Bodies wise, it's going to be really tough and we're in a position where we can bring in, I think you can see what we need and we need, for me, one in each unit, to strengthen, to support, to give options, to give competition, because we can't just keep rolling out the same things."

There's a huge clash at Glanford Park tomorrow as second-placed Scunthorpe United welcome leaders Tamworth.

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