CHESTER will reignite their promotion push tomorrow - and joint boss Anthony Johnson is urging the Blues faithful to turn up in their numbers and roar their team to victory.

AFC Telford, who are hovering just outside the play-off places, head to the Swansway Stadium, and Johnson is calling on the Blues fans to help his players continue their fine form on home soil.

Chester have the best home record in the division having picked up seven wins and two draws from 10 outings, form which has seen them climb to fourth in the table, four points off top spot.

Johnson isn’t resting on his laurels, however, telling the club’s official website: “So far this season, we’ve averaged around 1,800 fans for every home game.

“Considering the storm damage and the rescheduled games – playing a lot of Tuesday night matches – that is a very good average attendance for a club in the sixth tier.

“But, we want more. We have – to date – the best home record in this division and have scored the most goals. This club won just five home games last season – so to have won seven of our opening 10 home games means we are flying.

“To match our lofty ambitions, we need to motor on in the second half of the season. We need to push forward and get those crowds above 2,000 fans per home game.”

Johnson pointed to the home victory over Darlington, which Chester won 3-1 courtesy of Akwasi Asante’s hat-trick despite the early dismissal of Dan Mooney.

The former Salford boss continued: “We look at the game versus Darlington a month ago. We were a goal up and then had Dan Mooney sent off – meaning we played 65 minutes with 10-men.

“Now, we are both aware Akwasi Asante was fantastic – but the supporters won us that game. The backing the lads got a man down inspired us and spurred the lads on to three points.

“Then, the following weekend, we took 700 fans to Stockport County. In 10 years of managing, that’s the best atmosphere we have seen. We’re starting to realise the difference that it makes. You are absolutely massive to this team.

“The team work ethic and output is as high as it can be – those lads leave everything on the pitch. Be aware, there will be bumps in the road. We will lose games. But we will win more than we will lose and the supporters are a big part of that. You need to help get us over the line.

“What are we asking of you? To keep coming down to support, back the lads and make it an intimidating atmosphere.

“We stress to you – this is a team that you can be proud of. Win, lose or draw they are going to give you absolutely everything. But they’ll mainly be winning we hope!

“Let’s make this Stadium a fortress. Let’s intimidate the opposition. They need to know that once that whistle goes, it’s their 11 lads versus our 11 – plus 2,000 people. We promise you, this is a team to be proud of.”

Elsewhere in the league, leaders Chorley host Blyth Spartans and Bradford PA, second on goal difference entertain Hereford, while third placed Altrincham tackle Darlington.

Other fixtures: Alfreton v Stockport; Ashton Utd v Southport; Kidderminster Harriers v Curzon Ashton; Leamington v FC United of Manchester; Nuneaton v Guiseley; Spennymoor v Boston; York v Brackley.