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07:25 20th January 2015

Chester v Lincoln : NOW TUESDAY 27TH JANUARY


Chester look for their first win of the year tonight, as they renew acquaintances with former League club Lincoln City at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

The Blues secured their first point of 2015 at the weekend with a hard-earned 0-0 draw at Southport in a game that saw several new signings feature.

Matty Hughes, Ryan Higgins and Brett Abbott started the game, and Josh Green came off the bench late on. The quartet will be hoping to feature again, along with fellow new arrivals Thomas Strain, Cory Williams and goalkeeper Jon Viscosi. Kingsley James will miss the next three games, however, following a red card on Saturday, and Ibou Touray is also currently serving a three-match ban.

Kingsley southport away
^ Kingsley James misses first of three games tonight due to suspension

In-form Lincoln, who have won four of their last five games, will look to nullify the new arrivals’ threat tonight, building upon their 3-0 win against Aldershot Town last weekend that moved them up to 10th place.

Overall, the Imps’ away form is holding them back this season, however. They have won just one of their last eleven games on the road, and their most recent away day was a 4-0 defeat at Eastleigh.

Chris Moyses
^ Chris Moyses - made the step up from Youth team coach in November

Former youth team coach Chris Moyses was given the managerial job at Sincil Bank on a permanent basis in November, following the departure of Gary Simpson. He will be hoping that Ben Tomlinson, who has already hit double figures this season, can continue to score goals. Four of the Imps’ strikes this season have come from left back Sean Newton, who began his career as a Chester City youth player and made a couple of first team appearances.

Ben Tomlinson
^ Ben Tomlinson - in the goals again this season for the Imps

Lincoln’s visit here last season was an eventful game that featured six goals, two penalties and a red card. A Jamie Menagh brace put the Blues 2-0 up and John Rooney netted from the spot in the second half, but goals from Bohan Dixon, Alan Power and Conner Robinson meant the Blues had to settle for a 3-3 draw. At Sincil Bank last season, Matty Taylor scored Chester’s equaliser as they gained another point.

Lincoln action
^ John Rooney one of the scorers in the 3-3 draw here last season

Due to the current cold spell, the pitch covers are down at the Swansway and the club is looking for volunteers to help move them at around noon today. Please help out if you can, and look out for updates on the weather before setting off tonight.

All being well, kick off tonight is at 7:45pm, and we'll have full match commentary on Blues Player from around 7.30pm with our Blues Live Text Commentary service available from 7pm.