CHESTER'S trip to high-flying Division Two North rivals Hull Ionians holds 'no fear', according to Jan Van Deventer.

The South African coach oversaw a superb display last weekend as his side ended the winning streak of league leaders Hinckley with a 19-0 home victory.

The result saw Chester move to within four points of the summit, with Ionians deposing Hinckley in top spot.

Now Van Deventer has urged his fifth-placed side to underline their title credentials against another of the division's big hitters today.

He said: " We were outstanding against Hinckley and dominated throughout in terms of both territory and possession.

“We starved them of the ball and put the shackles on, which really suckled the life out of their attacking threat.

“Our own line speed was excellent and some of our tackling was fantastic on the day and we got our scrummaging just right.

"Those elements of our play need to be at those levels each week home and away, because we're certainly capable of mixing it with the best sides in this league on our day.

"Beating the league leaders, and being he first to do it this season too, has given everyone here a massive lift.

"We'll take that confidence to Hull, who we know are a quality side too.

"They're looking to go straight back up after relegation last season, and have been going well so far.

"But Hinckley did a job on them a few weeks ago and we know there will be areas we can do damage in this game.

"With the quality we have in our set-up we should go to Hull with no fear at all.

"This side is more than capable of going there and picking up a result and last week's result should give us that belief that we can do it."

Chester have no fresh injury concerns and will travel with the same 20-man squad that faced Hinckley.

The Leicestershire club are at home to Fylde tomorrow, while third-placed Sedgley Park head to Tynedale.

Leicester Lions host Preston Grasshoppers, Huddersfield visit basement side Peterborough Lions, Sheffield Tigers entertain Otley, South Leicester head to Stourbridge, while struggling Macclesfield go to Wharfedale.