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Don't look at the table for form guide warns Devonshire
Relative positions in the Skrill Premier table will count for nothing when Chester head to face Braintree Town tomorrow.
The visitors are third from bottom in the Skrill Premier, but Braintree boss Alan Devonshire is warning against complacency against a side who have secured draws against the division’s top two sides in two of their last three outings.
He compared Saturday’s game to one against Kidderminster last season when the Harriers came to the Amlin Stadium almost bottom of the pile before going on to finish the campaign by banging on the door of automatic promotion.
And Devonshire feels Chester are in a similarly false position.
He said: “It’s going to be difficult as they have really picked up.
“They won their last away game at Alfreton, who had won five of their previous seven before that, and they drew against (leaders) Cambridge at the weekend.
“They may not have started great, but they are doing well now.
“They are a big club in this division.
“It reminds me of when we played Kidderminster at a similar stage in the season last year.
“They were near the bottom and people said they should be easy to beat, but just like Kidderminster were last year, Chester are in a false position.
“They were third or fourth favourite to go up at the start of the season and are still up there in my mind.”
Braintree will be without skipper Kenny Davis for the game as he is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the Iron’s 1-1 draw at Nuneaton last weekend.
Devonshire said the fitness of James Mulley, Luke Daley and Sean Marks would be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s game as they bid to make returns from leg, ankle and groin problems respectively.
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