CHESTER will be facing a familiar face at Chorley tonight.

Frankie Maguire, who was on loan at The Deva earlier in the season, has now moved to Chorley from Sheffield United.

“I’m delighted to have got this deal done - I would like to thank Sheffield United for their support in assisting with the getting this over the line,” Chorley boss Andy Preece told the club website.

“Frankie is a player that I’ve been aware (of) for a while. He will give us a few options as he can play in midfield, wide positions and if needed - as a second striker.

It’s a key clash for Chester against their National League North play-off rivals tonight.

Both sides sit in the top-seven, with Chester fourth after Saturday’s 2-0 triumph at home to Bishop’s Stortford.

Blues’ boss Calum McIntyre told Chester FC TV: “Four home games on the spin and five-in-six.

“It’s brilliant when everything’s going your way.

“When it’s not, probably not enjoyed the home games as much this month, particularly with obviously some disappointing results.

“We need to completely shift our attention, focus, mentality, preparation on to what is a massive test against an unbelievable Chorley side.

“We know how tough that’s going to be.”

George Glendon and Christian Norton grabbed the goals in Chester’s win on Saturday which saw them return to the play-off spots.

Prior to this, the Blues had lost three of their previous four games and McIntyre added: “Confidence has been a little bit low because we had some poor performances... either side of a really good result Boxing Day and a solid showing and then we were disappointed.

“We’ve changed things around, we’ve changed shapes and it’s worked for us.

“We’ve created more with the shape that we’ve gone with in the last three games than we did even at... games earlier on in the season that we won 1-0, 2-0.

“We’ve created more, we’ve looked more fluid, more progressive with the ball and I’m pleased.

“I’m just disappointed we didn’t have more to show from it.”

Tamworth, who are eight points clear at the top, host Boston United this evening, while Scunthorpe United go to Darlington.

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

There’s a full fixture list in the National League with runaway leaders Chesterfield at home to Woking.

Other fixtures: AFC Fylde v FC Halifax; Aldershot v Bromley; Dagenham & Redbridge v Dorking; Gateshead v Solihull; Hartlepool v Kidderminster; Maidenhead v Ebbsfleet; Oldham v Barnet; Oxford City v York; Wealdstone v Southend; Altrincham v Rochdale.