CHESTER coach Jan Van Deventer hopes his side’s first National League Division Two victory of the season can be a springboard for an upturn in form.

Saturday’s clash at Luctonians follows a hard-fought 29-23 home success over Loughborough Students last weekend.

And while happy with the defensive qualities on show in the contest, Van Deventer has demanded more of an attacking threat from his side.

He said: “Hopefully we can take the discipline we showed against Loughborough into our next game against Luctonians and add a bit more of a finishing touch to our play.

“In terms of our tackling and organisation, I’ve felt we’ve defended really well in our opening three games.

"We’ve come up against sides who play expansive, fast-paced rugby and I feel like we’ve coped pretty well when in limiting these sides in games.

“That’s an element of our game we obviously want to retain but now it’s a case of sharpening up our attack to - starting at Luctonians.

“Our squad is near enough at full-strength now and we’ll have personnel back on Saturday who should give us a great chance down there.”

Among those returning to the Chester squad are Mike Craven, James Lloyd and Tom Holloway.

Other fixtures: Loughborough v Caldy; Otley v Stourbridge; Preston Grasshoppers v Sheffield Tigers; Sedgley Park v Tynedale; Fylde v Huddersfield; Hull v Hinckley; Scunthorpe v Wharfedale.