Bignot is a Blue!
Tomorrow we face Maidenhead at the Swansway Chester Stadium – in what will be Marcus Bignot’s first game as Manager.
The Blues will be hoping his appointment will be the catalyst to spark a charge up the National League table – hopefully starting Saturday in ending a barron home run of no wins at the Swansway since December 2016.
Chester sit in 21st place in the National League – even a win this weekend won’t be enough to pull them out the drop zone; but will end the home hoodoo.
Maidenhead meanwhile are enjoying life in the National League. Prior to this game, they sit in 5th place. They have five wins from their opening 11 games. This comes despite losing main striker Dave Tarpey at the very last second on Transfer Deadline Day to Barnet.
Tarpey scored 46 goals last term and guided United to the National League South Title – and had seven goals in six before his departure. Alan Devonshire’s side have won three of the last four since his transfer nevertheless – with very impressive victories against Sutton, Tranmere and Boreham Wood.
Here’s some Chester vs Maidenhead stats ahead of tomorrow’s game – courtesy of our Club Historian, Chas Sumner:
This will be the first meeting between Chester and Maidenhead United.
Magpies midfielder Christian Smith made 31 league appearances for the Chester team promoted from the Evo-Stik Premier League in 2012.
Magpies Manager Alan Devonshire is the son of former Chester player Les – who made 44 league appearances for Chester in the 1950/51 season.
Kick off at the Swansway Chester Stadium is 3pm. TICKET PRICES CAN BE FOUND HERE
Following the game, the ticket office will be open from 5pm selling tickets for Tranmere away.