CHESTER joint boss Bernard Morley has warned his players that no one is assured of their future at the club after the Blues' failed to beat ten man Guiseley at the Swansway Stadium on Saturday.

An error-strewn performance from the hosts saw them have to come from behind to beat the Yorkshire outfit who are co-managed by former Chester manager Marcus Bignot.

The Blues were boosted by the sending off of the Lions' captain and ex-Chester player Andy Halls in the first half but despite enjoying the majority of possession after the break they were unable to break down the stubborn visitor's defence and missed the chance to break into the National League North's top three despite Anthony Dudley's 55th minute equaliser.

"It’s not acceptable," said Morley. "We’ve seen one or two players go out of the club over the last couple of weeks because of the same thing and it will happen again. If people continue to be complacent in those areas of the pitch, we can’t work with them moving forward."

The Blues defence were caught out in the 15th minute by a Halls free kick which found Nigerian international striker Kayode Odejayi unmarked in the box and left the 36-year-old with the simple task of nodding in unopposed for a disappointing opener which left Morley berating his back four.

"Steven Howson has been immense this season," he continued. "He really has stepped up to the plate and today he’s let himself down and he’s let the lads down. It happens, we know that, individual errors happen, but not to that extent, especially with him being so consistent. Hopefully he’ll brush that one under the carpet and we won’t see that again before the end of the season, but it punished us.

"I think they’ve had two shots in the whole game. We ourselves know that we’ve been down to 10 men over the last couple of weeks and managed to go on and win a game, so we still believed that maybe there were guys that would offer a little bit more than what they did in the second half and that’s what’s really frustrating – the fact that we’ve played 45 minutes in their half and not managed to score one goal."

With the likes of midfielder Gary Stopforth and striker Akwasi Asante likely to remain out injured for a few weeks yet, Morley admitted he and fellow boss Anthony Johnson were looking at making new signings which could mean bad news for those they beleive are currently underperforming.

"We're trying to get something in, definitely," added Morley, who handed latest signing Sean McAllister his debut on Saturday. "We've worked so hard this week to try and get some options going forward but it's not been the case. People have not been giving us answers or decisions which is really frustrating as it is either a yes or no for us.

"We'll work hard this week and try and add something up front."