Chester 'Fighting Against All The Odds' Says Bignot

By Steven Coney

Marcus Bignot says his Chester side are “fighting against all the odds” in their bid to survive in the National League.

The Blues are five points adrift of safety and were beaten 1-0 at National League South side East Thurrock United in the FA Trophy on Saturday.

That result means Bignot’s men can fully concentrate on their League campaign, one that has received a boost in recent weeks following five points from three tough away games.

When asked about the relegation battle, Bignot did not want to make any predictions but says the Blues are starting to believe.

“I’m not trying to be Mystic Meg, but from the moment we walked in we said that December and January are going to be critical in terms of which direction we are going,” Bignot said.

“With recent results there are a lot of believers. Likewise, we get a few who are non-believers, and that is fine. We’ve got an important week.

“We are fighting against all the odds. We have limitations, but they actually might work in our favour. We are creating that togetherness.

“We are always challenging the group to be better. With this group it is largely psychological. It’s been a good start to 2018 in the League and we want to keep it going.”

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