Anthony Johnson says the postponement of last night's clash with Kidderminster Harriers was a 'double-edged sword' for Chester.

The joint Blues manager had hoped for a chance for his side to atone swiftly for their 8-1 mauling at Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

But that opportunity was denied to them after the interior of the club's Swansway Stadium was water-damaged following heavy rain on Sunday night, forcing club officials to re-arrange the fixture.

Johnson, who ranked Chester's capitulation in the north east as the most embarrassing moment of his managerial career, has compared the aftermath of the defeat to a grieving process.

And after utilising their fixture-free evening as an extra training session, Johnson hopes that his squad can eradicate mistakes from their play early in the campaign.

He said: "In some ways, the game being called off is disappointing, because it would have given the players the chance to put a lot of wrongs right by getting back out on the pitch quickly after Saturday.

"But it could be a double-edged sword for us, because the lack of a game on Tuesday night meant we could fit in an extra training session, we wouldn't otherwise have had.

"There's no doubt that what happened at Blyth highlighted a lot of problems that need to be addressed quickly and that's something we'll look to put right on the training pitch.

"When you're a part-time club, getting those intense sessions in between games isn't always possible.

"Even for full-time clubs it can be difficult, so it was vital really that we got ourselves back in to address the many fundamental mistakes we made on Saturday.

"Bernard and myself have watched the game back and picked it apart. Everyone here has needed to have a good look at themselves in the mirror to make sure that what happened on Saturday doesn't ever happen again.