Sam Hornby still believes 'anything can happen' at the bottom end of the National League as Chester go in search of a massive three points at Dagenham and Redbridge.

The on-loan Port Vale goalkeeper feels survival is still achievable but knows back-to-back wins are swiftly needed.

"Look it's six points at the end of the day, it's two wins and anything can happen in this league," he said.

"Six points can be closed up really quickly, we have just got to concentrate on the Dagenham game and pick up three points.

"It's almost felt like a carnival atmosphere the last two home games, maybe not quite that but it is certainly an atmosphere isn't it. When you walk out and there is that atmosphere it's brilliant because it lifts your spirits and you want to impress all the fans who are out there.

"Go back to Guiseley on Boxing Day, the atmosphere wasn't great but nothing had been said about the club at that point. Now everyone is sticking together from the players on the pitch, behind the scenes and those who pay to come and watch."

Asked if the response from Chester fans in the past two matches is down to an increased work rate and effort, the 23-year-old replied: "I'd never say anyone hasn't given 100 per cent from day one.

"To say there is a lack of effort is harsh from my point of view as everyone gives it their all, we try out there even if performances aren't there.

"The fans have realised we're trying our hardest and sometimes you get that luck and we can get three points at Dagenham.

"You've got to accept their stick along with their applause. They pay their money and they have the right to boo, not clap or whatever they see fit. To get them onside for these next (12) games is really important and can hopefully get us over the line."