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Hannah hopes derby will fire up Chester

Ross Hannah believes that this weekend's derby clash with Tranmere Rovers represents the perfect chance for Chester FC to bounce back from their Woking woe.

The Blues were put to the sword at the Swansway Chester Stadium by an impressive Cards side on Tuesday night as goals from Kane Ferdinand and Jamie Philpot secured the spoils for Anthony Limbrick's side in a 2-0 triumph.

Marcus Bignot's Chester side were unable to replicate their performance in the win over Maidenhead United in Bignot's first game in charge and the defeat to Woking laid bare the task at hand for the new Blues boss.

But Chester have the chance to ignite their season on Saturday when they travel to a Rovers side who have struggled in the National League so far.

"For our level of football I don't think that there is much that could beat it," said striker Hannah.

"The Wrexham games and the Tranmere games are absolutely fantastic occasions and if you can't get up for those games then you shouldn't be in football.

"It can galvanise you and I think we're ready for a derby match, it's just that bit different to any other match and means so much to a local area. Our fans will travel in their numbers to Prenton Park and give us that real buzz and that backing because I don't think they've been too convincing at home, they've been a bit up and down. We can use that and hopefully it will drive us on to get a positive result."

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