BERNARD MORLEY isn't getting carried away after seeing his side return to winning ways but the joint Chester manager sees no reason why the Blues can't make it two victories in a row at York on Saturday.

Since returning to action following a three week break due to several positive coronavirus tests within the squad, Chester registered successive away draw at Brackley (1-1) and Farsley Celtic (2-2) before losing 2-1 at home to Gateshead on Saturday.

Back at The Deva Stadium on Tuesday night, the Blues beat Alfreton 3-0 to register a first National League North win since they triumphed 2-1 over Curzon Ashton on October 27.

Daniel Elliott's 20th minute penalty put Chester ahead and second half goals from Jamie Morgan and Anthony Dudley sealed victory.

Chester climbed up to sixth in the table ahead of this weekend's clash with York, one of the favourites for promotion, and Morley wants the Blues to pick up where they left off.

"I think this side is going alright," said Morley.

"Could we be better? Absolutely, but it is what it is and we have just got to take each game as it comes.

"We have not got a great record while we have been here at Chester at York.

"We have always been in the game there and this team can beat anybody on its day."

Chester are back in the play-off positons and Morley wants to build on the Alfreton success in the coming weeks.

"We needed to win a game of football," said Morley.

"That is our fourth win in nine games, three losses and two draws. It is not the end of the world it is?

"It certainly isn't the best start we have ever had.

"We are in and around it and if we can put a couple of games together now, everybody knows where we will be in a couple of weeks."

Although Morley wasn't impressed with the performance against Alfreton, winning was all that mattered.

"We have played a lot better and lost twice this season," said Morley. "Football is a funny old game and if we can just put a bit of consistency together.

"We don't become a bad side over night but we certainly don't become a good side over night as well.

"We have got to get back to training, we have got a big game on Saturday away at York."

Chester kept their first clean sheet of the season against Alfreton and Morley wants more shut-outs.

"You get used to keeping clean sheets," added Morley. "We have got our first one, lets's not get above our station.

"We have still got lots to learn and lots where we can strengthen."