Chester manager Bernard Morley stated that his side can show signs of vulnerability when put under pressure ahead of tomorrow’s game against Telford.

The Blues play host to their opponents a week after the reverse fixture as part of the festive period derbies and will be hoping to make it two from two against the Whites.

Morley’s side fell to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Chorley on Monday and insists the Blues will face an entirely different test.

“We’ve played two completely different teams in styles,” said Morley, who saw striker Ant Dudley make his 100th Blues appearance against Chorley.

“One has shown us so much respect and we’ve gone all over them, the other have shown us zero respect and come and got three points at a place where we don’t lose many games.

“They’re miles apart in terms of application and how they approach the game. Jonno said it last week, if sides are going to come and sit off us and let us execute what we’re good at, then don’t be surprised if you lose.

“If you have a go at us and throw bodies forward then it’s a level playing field. We’re not brilliant, we’ve shown we’re not brilliant at defending.”

The joint manager also commented on Joshua Askew, who made his first start, and Connor Taylor, who made his debut in the defeat to Chorley.

“Josh huffed and puffed, I thought he did alright at times, we lacked quality into the box, but I can’t put that on Josh,” said Morley. “The back five haven’t defended badly, but as a unit, off throw ins, they’ve been poor.

“The big lad coming on last ten minutes, I thought he was strong, put three or four quality balls into the box. The logic behind that was to not get smaller, because we thought we might pinch a set-piece at the end.”