CALUM MCINTYRE says victories in half of Chester’s remaining matches will do the trick to secure a position in the end-of-season National League North play-offs.

The Blues, who head to mid-table Farsley Celtic in their next league encounter tomorrow, have 13 matches left to play this season and McIntyre believes a further 18 points will be enough to make sure of a top-seven finish.

Chester moved up to third with last Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Scarborough Athletic, but boss McIntyre is having nothing to do with the league table at this point of the campaign.

He said: “Don’t care about other teams. We have a points target.

“If you get just north of 70 points, you’re probably guaranteed a play-off position.

“That’s got to be the first target. For us to have got to 54, we’re probably safe now!

“But, we’re in a position where we can look at the next one and the next one and we’ve just got to keep building.

“So, for us, we’ll probably need those 17, 18 points working towards, but to sort of have that points target now will be less than 20 feels important.”

Ten more wins should be enough for Tamworth to claim this season’s title.

The leaders, who are 12 points clear of chasing Scunthorpe United, head to Hereford tomorrow.

The second-placed Iron, who have won only one of their last four matches, go to Scarborough Athletic.

Other fixtures: Alfreton v King’s Lynn; Boston v Bishop’s Stortford; Brackley v Peterborough Sports; Buxton v Banbury; Chorley v Southport; Curzon Ashton v Warrington; Rushall Olympic v Gloucester; South Shields v Darlington; Spennymoor v Blyth.