CALUM MCINTYRE says Chester need maximum points from their three remaining games if they are to stand a chance of reaching the end-of-season National League North play-offs.

With three games left to play, the 10th-placed Blues are three points adrift of the top-seven.

Chester go to Gloucester City tomorrow, with a trip to Brackley following on April 13 and the Blues conclude their season at home to Darlington on April 20.

Boss McIntyre (pictured above) told Chester FC TV: “There’ll be loads of questions and now’s the time to ask them.

“My mentality is this. We have three games remaining that we’re going to need maximum points from to have half an opportunity of getting in the play-offs and we have to focus on them and we have to do everything we can to get those nine points.”

Chester go into tomorrow’s trip on the back of a 2-0 Easter Monday loss at home to Alfreton Town, who are now up to fifth.

“The reason we’re in the position we’re in isn’t because of days like today in isolation,” added McIntyre.

“It isn’t because we lose to South Shields, a full-time side, two weeks ago. I spoke to the players in November around a wastefulness of opportunities.

“Now, if you want, you can take that as opportunities in front of goal or you can take it as opportunities to put points on the board, but you look at some of the results against sides at the bottom end of the league, some of the ways in which we’ve dropped points.

“What four-to-six more points might have done for us in the current situation is massive.”

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