Following a seventh consecutive clean sheet, goalkeeper Liam Roberts has hailed the defensive unit as Chester continue to march on in the National League.

The Walsall loanee stopper has featured in six of the seven games; as Jon McCarthy’s chesterside have gone 668 minutes without conceding a goal.

Speaking to, Liam said: “It’s an unbelievable time. We’ve looked solid.

“Other teams sometimes get their chances but I do what I have to do to keep them out. The lads in front of me have looked solid too. Hard work is what we’re winning the games with.”

Competition for places is as intense as ever for Chester, as they sit 11th in the National League going into a tough FA Cup qualifier with Southport this weekend: “If we don’t perform on the pitch, we’re on the sidelines. So you have to play well and contribute to the team.

“There’s a lot of movement around the team at the minute – we keep working hard to keep the ball away from our net; so we can go and try and put it in theirs.”

The seventh clean sheet, coming in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Torquay, saw Roberts make an incredible late stop to deny Damon Lathrope; and Liam was certainly pleased with the save!

He said: “I think that was one of the best of my career! As long as I’m doing my job and keeping the ball out of my net, we have a better chance of putting it in down the other end. The back four just seem to have gelled in the recent games.

“It’s showing with the confidence we have in the team; it’s sky high and it’s showing on the pitch.”

Roberts is enjoying his time with the Blues; being at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on a temporary basis from League One side Walsall: “The staff, the fans, the club – everyone has been unbelievable with me so far. I want to leave it all out on the pitch for them.

“Our mentality has changed in the dressing room. We’re working as hard as we can to finish as high as we can in the table.

“We want to finish as far up the table as possible.”


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