Chester coach Jan Van Deventer has demanded ‘one final push’ from his players in this weekend’s all-or-nothing play-off final clash with Canterbury.

After securing their highest ever finishing league position in National league Two North, Chester’s focus now switches to Saturday’s all-or-nothing showdown with the southern section runners-up.

Bidding to lead the club into level three of the English system for the first time in their history, Van Deventer says his side are relishing the test after signing off with a win at Preston Grasshoppers last weekend.

He said: “It was important to finish with a win ahead of a massive game for us at Canterbury.

“Thankfully we’ve come away from Preston with no serious injury concerns in what was a dirty game at times and one which wasn’t particularly well officiated.

“But we move on now and ensure that all our attention is on the play-off final.

"We know we’re up against it and historically we know that southern sides have done very well in this game in the past.

“It’s a huge test for us, but one we’ve worked so hard for and we’ll give it everything on the day.

“It’s been about making sure our preparation is spot on and we’ve been doing our homework on the opposition this week.

“We’ll be staying near Canterbury overnight on Friday, so we’ve got fresh legs and won’t be stepping out onto the pitch after six hours on a coach.

“The boys have done brilliantly and now we need one final push to get over the line against a quality side.”