CHESTER haven’t struggled for victories this season but Anthony Johnson wants his side to start putting a run of wins together.

The Blues have only registered back to back wins once this season when they overcame Kidderminster (2-1) and Leamington(3-2) in the opening two matches of the campaign.

Chester could be heading into tonight’s clash against Guiseley at The Deva Stadium on the back of a hat-trick of victories but the double-header success over Telford during the festive period sandwiched a 2-1 loss to Chorley.

Having beat the Bucks 3-0 on Saturday, joint-manager Johnson wants to build on that win against lowly Guiseley tonight.

“At the end of last season, I know it finished prematurely but we had games in hand on Altrincham and Brackley,” said Johnson.

“We could have caught them or gone above them but I think the general consensus was we probably wouldn’t do as we’d sort of hit that bit of a brick wall.

“But now we have points on the board compared to a lot of sides and with 27 games to go, you can afford some bad runs along the way whoever you are in this league.

“The important thing is trying to put wins together; forget your sevens and eights, let’s go back to back and we would have been on three if we’d got a result on Monday.”

Victory over Telford, courtesy of goals by Josh Askew, Declan Weeks and Anthony Dudley, took Chester up to third in the table.

The Blues will be expected to get that second win in a row against third bottom Guiseley, who are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference, but Johnson insists the players’ attitude has to be right.

“We’ve got to really knuckle down and the word that we use a lot is attitude,” said Johnson.

“It is very difficult without crowds as it so when you play a team that everyone thinks you should beat because of league positions, it makes it much tougher.

“But it is about your attitude and doing things right.”

Chester are seven points behind leaders Gloucester with a game in hand but Johnson is focussed on the job in hand rather than chasing down the tabletoppers

“I’ll be honest, we are not thinking about Gloucester or Fylde,” added Johnson.

“We are amongst a load of full-time sides and we just do what we do.

“We are a good side and when you have got quality in your team, the wins will come.

“We will make mistakes, we will have bad days and we will have losses, but at least we are putting in a style that people can get behind and understand what we are trying to do.”

Tonight’s game will see the return of former Blues boss Marcus Bignot, who is joint manager of the West Yorkshire side.

After Ant Dudley made his 100th appearance for the Blues over the festive period, defender Simon Grand has now joined him on the list of Chester centurions.

Captain George Glendon, meanwhile, chalked up 50 appearances for The Blues in Saturday’s victory over Telford.

Tonight’s top game is at second-placed Kidderminster where title favourites York City are the visitors.

Two other sides in the play-off places, Boston and Brackley, both have home games this evening against Kettering and Darlington respectively while Spennymoor entertain Hereford.