CALUM MCINTYRE was an angry man after Chester’s 1-1 weekend draw with Banbury and he’s hoping to be in a better mood after tonight’s National League North trip to Peterborough Sports.

The Blues spurned a host of gilt-edged chances to claim victory versus Banbury, but they had to settle for a point, leaving boss McIntyre seething.

He told Chester FC TV: “We have 15 games to get 20-ish, potentially slightly more, points to get in a play-off situation.

“We will have to score goals. We cannot do that (miss chances), because otherwise I’m delighted with the performance.

“What more can we do to transfer the training ground to matchday, personnel, effort levels, all the things that are measurements for performance? But it’s about results.”

McIntyre, who hopes to have Iwan Murray (pictured) back, is expecting a tough challenge for his fifth-placed side this evening.

“We’re going to play against a strong outfit that have attributes that will make it very, very difficult for us, for what is currently a really young backline, with Kev Roberts missing, with Liam Edwards missing,” added McIntyre.

“I think our defensive record is something that the goalkeeper and the backline should be really, really proud of.

“But they will pose a particular threat. You look at the run of form they’ve been on since a disappointing start to the season... it is one of the most difficult away fixtures.”

Second-placed Scunthorpe United can cut leaders Tamworth’s advantage to seven points if they claim victory at Blyth Spartans.

Other fixtures: Chorley v Gloucester; Curzon Ashton v Alfreton; Southport v Spennymoor.