CHESTER skipper Scott Burton believes his team-mates have got the taste for revenge as they look to right another wrong against play-off rivals Altrincham.

The Moss Lane outfit are one of only two sides to beat the Blues at the Deva this season when they registered a 2-1 victory in November.

Chester made amends for their embarrassing 8-1 defeat at Blyth Spartans on Tuesday with a 2-0 home win over the North East side and Burton is now looking for something similar when they make the short trip to Greater Manchester.

“Coming into the Blyth game after what they did to us at their place we had to go at them,” said Burton.

“With an 8-1 defeat you can’t help but think about revenge and we were hoping to get an 8-1 win over them but it’s all about momentum going into Altrincham now. Again we’re looking for revenge because they came here and beat us.”

And the former Salford midfielder revealed that Altrincham are a club he could have been playing for, rather than against, tomorrow.

“I’ve played at Alty a few times and I nearly joined them in the summer,” said Burton. “I spoke to their gaffer but I decided to come to Chester and join up again with Johnno and Bern.

“I’ve no regrets because I love it at Chester and the fans are getting behind us again.

“I’ve said it all along since I came to Chester that we will get in the play-offs and I still stand by what I said. I’ve been in this position before with various clubs.”

Tuesday’s win over Blyth witnessed a fine performance from goalscoring winger Craig Mahon and Burton believes the Irishman is key players if Chester are to convert their home form into performances on the road.

“At home our wingers are superb but away from home they shy away a bit and we tend to go long ball which is not really us,” he said. “We’ve had a word with them. If they’re on it we’re on it. We have a little joke with Craig saying him and Dan Mooney are home players but we’re trying to change that and get them to perform away from home because we need them.”

Burton has impressed of late following his return from a long injury and he feels Chester fans are beginning to see the best of him.

“I’m feeling fit and sharp again,” he added. “I have to try and maintain my knee because it does balloon up after games.”

Leaders Chorley head to Darlington, while promotion rivals Stockport and Spennymoor clash.

Other fixtures: Alfreton v Ashton; Blyth v Brackley; Boston v Telford; Bradford (PA) v Curzon; FC United v Hereford; Guiseley v Southport; Kidderminster v Nuneaton; Leamington v York