You're actually quite good.

It's not the most glowing of references, but Grant Shenton was happy to take whatever came his way.

That 'praise' came from the Chester number one's wife, Rachel, who was in attendance as her husband starred between the posts in the Blues' 2-0 victory at FC United of Manchester.

Shenton revealed: "Rachel also said 'I'm surprised, I thought you'd be rubbish'."

It's the nature of their relationship, however, as Rachel has also called Grant her "fat lad in green" this season, while the Chester stopper was pleased his wife had made the journey "round the corner" from their house to Broadhurst Park as "she's too lazy" to visit the Swansway Stadium.

Joke as they might, Rachel will have been impressed with Grant's performance as he repelled the FC United attack time and time again.

On his display, a modest Shenton, who was told off by his son for "swearing too much", said: "For me, it is just part and parcel of being a keeper.

"I actually prefer not having too much to do.

"I was pleased with my performance, but I analyse everything and there are still things I could have done better and things I'm working on."

With the likes of Danny Livesey, Simon Grand and Steve Howson in front of him, Shenton isn't always as busy as he was last weekend.

"Whoever plays in our defence has been excellent and that makes my job a lot easier," he continued.

"It's been vital to organise certain defences I've played behind, but, no disrespect to anyone else, this back four, whoever is in it, takes care of itself.

"There are a lot of experienced defenders at the club and they are constantly talking to each other.

"Barring the Blyth game, which was a freak result, the defence has been solid."

Next up for Chester and Shenton is a home clash with Guiseley, co-managed by former Blues boss Marcus Bignot.

The two teams drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture at Nethermoor Park back in September, the away side earning a point courtesy of Jon Moran's 93rd minute leveller.

Chester go into the contest in sixth spot, seven points off top, while Guiseley are the same difference above the drop zone in 17th.

On paper, it's a game Chester should win, certainly given their impressive home record of eight wins and three draws in 12 outings.

But Shenton said: "On paper. It's a good cliche, but it doesn't guarantee anything.

"I don't think there is an easy game in the division, so we know we can't just turn up expecting to win.

"We've got a great home record this season and we want to continue that, but we know we need to produce a performance to do that."