CHESTER supporters are not permitted to attend Saturday’s FA Cup second qualifying round tie at Worksop Town.

Despite Worksop fans being able to attend the tie, Blues’ supporters are not allowed to watch the encounter in accordance with the latest National League System Spectator Guidance.

Chester fans aren’t allowed to watch the tie because clubs in step one and two of the National League pyramid are consider “elite clubs”, while those below, including Worksop are classed as “non-elite”.

The Blues added: “While we are disappointed at this outcome, the club requests supporters respect this position and do not attend the match.”

New signing Declan Weeks could be in action on Saturday after signing a short-term deal. The 24-year-old former Wales Under-21 central midfielder has been on trial with the Blues this summer.

Joint-boss Anthony Johnson said: “In what are obviously unprecedented times in general and in football we have had to be prudent and frugal in terms of our recruitment this year. As such, only a single player had been on a target list for us. We’re ever so grateful to Dec for waiting and understanding the predicament we have been in over the last few months.

“His patience shows what great character the lad has and, on top of his undoubted football ability, we’re signing a fantastic person.

“Although it’s only a short-term deal initially due to current conditions, we know he’ll be a player that makes a huge impact for us going forward.”