CHESTER bosses Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley will not allow complacency to creep into their side’s mindset this season.

The Blues have taken creditable draws from their two National League North games this term against Boston United and Altrincham.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s home clash with newly-promoted Farsley Celtic, who held title-favourites York City to a goalless draw in midweek, Morley insists no league rival can be underestimated.

“It’s so important that we show all opposition the same respect we’ve shown to Boston and to Altrincham,” said Morley.

“We can’t become complacent as gaffers and we don’t expect the players to either. Attention to detail has been massive for myself and Johnno and we’ll be fully prepared for the game on Saturday.

“Altrincham came up from the Northern Premier last season and finished fifth in this league and I don’t think many people anticipated that would happen.

“Farsley have got lots of players who we’ve worked with and worked against in the past. They’ve got goals in the team and will have that momentum after coming up from the league below.

“They’ll probably be looking at it as ‘we’ve drawn with the league favourites at York’ and will be coming here full of confidence. But it’ll come down to what we are, how we apply ourselves and we’ll make sure the lads are at it.”

Despite Chester shipping two own goals in as many games this term, Morley has been encouraged by the club’s progress so far.

Asked if he was happy with Chester’s early performances, he said: “I am, because on paper when you look at Boston - they’ve spent big. And then there’s Alty who’ve had that momentum from last season. They outplay sides and score goals. And then you look at us who’ve come under a lot of criticism, and rightly so.

“We, as managers, have improved - no doubt. We’ve seen things this season which we didn’t see last year and there has been an improvement.”

Chester will hope to have Matty Hughes back in contention for the game after the striker missed out in midweek with a virus.

Iwan Murray is back in training following a slight injury, though Akwasi Asante remains sidelined with a groin injury.

Farsley boss Adam Lakeland, who counts twins and former Blues players Lewis and Nathan Turner among his squad, is relishing a tough start to the campaign.

The West Yorkshire club beat Darlington 3-1 in their opener before emerging from Bootham Crescent with a point on Tuesday night.

A trip to the Deva hands Celtic their third successive clash against a former Football League side.

“We’re looking forward to all of the games", Lakeland told the Farsley club website.

"We’ve got some real challenges and some really good places to go and play this season, which we’ve worked incredibly hard for. But when the fixtures come out and you look at Darlington, York and then Chester - clubs don’t really come much bigger than that in this league.

“We’ll do our homework on Chester and put a plan in place so we can go there and hopefully get another good result.”