Shaymen aim to extend unbeaten home start against Chester

Gareth Seddon
Gareth Seddon

FC Halifax Town put their unbeaten home record on the line when they host Chester at the Shay tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm kick-off).

Chester have lost seven of their first 11 games, with only bottom-placed Hyde scoring fewer goals in the league.

Neil Young’s men have also lost four of their five away games, with only Halifax, Hyde and Southport having a worse away record in the league.

They suffered five straight defeats at the start of the season before a morale-boosting win over local rivals Wrexham.

But they’ve won just once since then and lost by the odd goal in five at Gateshead on Tuesday.

Former Town trio Gareth Seddon, Alex Titchiner and Jason Jarrett could all feature for the Blues, who have lost just once in their last 10 visits to the Shay.

The visitors will be without Kevin McIntyre, sent off in the dying stages at Gateshead, but will have on-loan striker Shaq McDonald back after his own ban.

Josh Wilson and Kevin Holsgrove are pressing for their first Town starts since returning from suspension, while John McReady could also be in contention for a starting berth after impressing from the bench in recent weeks.

A win for Halifax could lift them back into the play-off places, while three points for Chester could move them out of the relegation zone.

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