CALUM MCINTYRE says his Chester side is in a decent place ahead of a key block of National League North matches.

The Blues are well placed in the play-off positions ahead of tomorrow’s home meeting with Banbury United.

After last weekend’s 0-0 draw at King’s Lynn, boss McIntyre (pictured) told Chester FC TV: “Points can become really good points if you’re able to follow it up and this brings about the end of a block of six games where we’ve had a little bit of everything.

“Results, performances, a real mixed bag.

“I’m very, very comfortable where the group’s at. We’re moving into what’s going to be another intense block of six games that starts with Banbury.

“If we can have the solid basis away from home, we can build on that and be more like what we were against Bishop’s Stortford and Gloucester, to some extent.

“Then, certainly, the first bit for us will be going through that 50-point barrier.

“We’ve talked a lot about consistency, stability and just keep doing what we’re doing. To be able to have that, that solid foundation away from home, I think stands us in good stead given some of the places we have to go in the second half of the campaign.”

Leaders Tamworth, now 12 points clear after their 1-0 win at second-placed Scunthorpe in midweek, head to Alfreton tomorrow. The Iron will aim to bounce back at home to Rushall Olympic.

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