Seddon stresses importance of Town clash

Gareth Seddon
Gareth Seddon

Gareth Seddon admits Chester’s game in front of the BT Sport cameras against FC Halifax Town is ‘massive’ for his side.

Chester dropped back into the relegation zone due to Tamworth’s 1-1 home draw against Hyde on Tuesday night and Seddon is under no illusions about the importance of the clash against his former club.

He said: “I looked at the league table yesterday and noticed we have dropped back into the bottom four, so it’s really important to get a result from the match.

“We’ve got a lot of teams in and around us who have games in hand, so it’s a massive game for us at the minute and the first of many games within a very busy period.

“Our main focus is to try and keep a clean sheet, stay positive, and continue to play attacking football.

“We have looked a lot better going forward in recent weeks and we are creating a lot more goalscoring chances, but we have got to keep the back door shut.”

Seddon, 33, scored 13 goals in 33 appearances for Halifax last season before joining Chester and has so far netted five league goals this term in 22 appearances.

He added: “Halifax are a big, strong side from one to 11, and they have enjoyed a great start to the season after being promoted like us.

“Lee Gregory has been doing really well so we have to be aware of the danger that Halifax will pose by keeping things tight defensively.

“We have conceded nine goals in our last three games and we have made life very difficult for ourselves, but I felt we more than matched Halifax when we last played them.

“We must adopt the same attitude and try and take our chances when they come along.

“We can’t afford to make mistakes, but I thought we were so unlucky in our 3-2 defeat at Macclesfield after watching the DVD of the game.

“It was so annoying to surrender a 1-0 lead at Macc, see two goals ruled out by offside decisions, and end up losing the game by just the one goal.”