Chester need to build on their positive performance last time out if they are to win at Braintree – says Luke George.

The 23-year-old was speaking to ChesterFC.com after a goalless draw with Southport – in which Steve Burr’s side kept their first National League clean sheet since Boreham Wood in November.




He said: “You had to take the positives out of Southport. We looked good at the back, they were direct. We defended a lot of set pieces, the character was good and we kept a clean sheet.

“That puts you in a good place going to somewhere like Braintree, it’s a tough away game.

“But we’ll take all the positives and look for the three points.”

With Ian Sharps on the bench for the fixture at home to Southport, George took the captains armband against the club he led last season.

“It was more the build-up before the game than anything that was strange. A few of the lads rang me and things like that, all my mates let me know it was the Southport game!

“But once I got the other side of the line and into the game, I was doing my best for the club and for the lads.”

The game itself last Saturday finished 0-0, and – despite being against a Sandgrounders side who are in excellent form – George and the team were disappointed not to take all the spoils.

Luke said: “The feeling was two dropped points. The lads were devastated – in the second half we all put a good shift in. Just disappointed not to score.

“We know we have quality in that dressing room – and Southport have been on a great run of form.

“But, on our performance, it was two dropped rather than one picked up.”

Source: www.chesterfc.com


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