CHESTER forward Danny Elliott is certain that he will soon break his goalscoring duck this season and is relishing the competition for places at his new club.

The 23-year-old former Port Vale man joined the Blues in July and scored on his debut in a heavy pre-season friendly defeat to Wigan.

A starter in both of Chester’s opening National League North games against Boston United and Altrincham, Eliott has also made three substitute appearances ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Kidderminster Harriers.

And while he is yet to net in a competitive fixture for the unbeaten Blues, the Aston Villa academy product has faith that his fortunes will soon improve.

“I feel like I’m getting used to the way we play,” he said.

“The managers are trying a lot of different things and it seems to be working for us at the moment.

“Personally I feel like I could have got a couple of goals with the opportunities I’ve had at times.

“The positive thing is that as a team we’ve created plenty of chances in games and the ones I haven’t taken haven’t cost us too much.

“I’m confident that the goals will come, it’s just a case of working hard and getting in the right positions as I have been doing.”

The injury problems which hindered Chester’s progress last term have since subsided, and Blues bosses Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley now have a wealth of attacking options at their disposal.

George Waring has netted three times already this term, with Dutch striker Akwasi Asante and midfielder Brad Jackson weighing in with two apiece.

Matty Hughes (pictured below) has impressed since returning from his 10-month injury lay-off, with Anthony Dudley and Craig Mahon bolstering the Deva side’s options further.

Elliott is relishing the fight for a starting berth and believes he can thrive in a squad blessed with so much firepower.

He added: “There’s lots of competition and that’s really positive. I knew it would be like that before I came here and was one of the reasons I signed.

“Lads like George, Matty and Mahony (Craig Mahon) are all playing really well right now and that’s good to see.

“You need those levels of competition to be successful. As a player it drives you on and all the lads enjoy the battle for places.

“Nobody’s falling out - it’s healthy and keeps us all sharp when you know the managers have got so many attacking options available to them.”

The Blues head to Aggborough on the back of a resounding 4-0 win over Gloucester City, in which Elliott won his side an injury-time penalty converted by Asante.

Travelling with a full-strength squad, Elliott feels the Blues will be in buoyant mood

He added: “I thought it was an excellent performance against Gloucester. The first clean sheet of the season was well deserved and collectively we knew that a high-scoring game was coming after some of the football we’ve played. Having no midweek game this week means we’ve had a chance to reflect on a really positive performance and not had to dwell on a defeat. We’re going there confident on Saturday.”