Mick Wadsworth has praised his side for prising a point from their trip to neighbours Wrexham.
The Chester City boss underlined his delight about the Blues performance in yesterday’s goalless draw at The Racecourse, despite admitting his side had squandered the better chances in front of goal.
He said: “It was a good performance from my team. It underlined our battling, and steely qualities, and our determination not to be beaten.
“I thought we were the better team and we created a couple of good scoring opportunities.
“We had the best two chances to win the game.
“Their keeper pulled off a great save to deny Gregg Blundell’s header, and I know Gregg was beside himself for missing his close range chance in the first half.
“Gregg was very apologetic at half-time about missing his effort, but that’s okay. That happens to strikers at times and I know he didn’t miss on purpose and we’ll have to live with those sorts of mistakes.
“I thought the game was a bit rough and tumble, but we stood up well to the physical aspects of the match.
“We also came out quite well on the fitness side of the game.”
Wadsworth revealed that on loan defender, Chris Lynch, could be out of action for a spell after suffering a knee injury and having to be helped off the pitch during the first half.
He added: “I thought we were unlucky to lose Chris who sadly looks like he has picked up a bit of a serious injury. I hope it’s not, but it doesn’t look too good at the moment.
“The injury is a big blow for Chris and it’s obviously a big blow for us too because he is an outstanding player.
“But I thought Shaun Kelly did very well as a centre half when he came on as a substitute to replace him.
“Wrexham striker Gareth Taylor can prove a difficult opponent as I’ve found out many times over the years. On his day he can prove a very good player as he proved last week against Luton.
“But he didn’t dominate against Chester City and I’m quite proud of that.
“I don’t think John Danby had one save to make and we soaked up everything that they threw at us.
“Everything seemed to find John’s hands and he did really well to collect Wrexham’s crosses. We defended the box very well and it was good to see Gareth Taylor didn’t get a chance to dominate.”
Wadsworth also reserved a few words of praise for debutant central midfielder, Clark Keltie, who signed for the Blues 24 hours earlier on a one month loan deal from Rochdale.
He said: “Clark did well for us on his debut, but he just needs games and everybody could see that during the last 20 minutes of the match.
“I thought he was very dominant after the first half and it was good to see him doing well around the centre circle because we need that power and strength.
“He will be a good addition to the squad and now let’s hope if he continues to do well we can keep him for more than his one month loan because that’s our aim.
“At the end of the day I’m just proud of my players. I hope everybody recognises what a great bunch of players I’ve got at Chester.
“We’re not saying that we’ve got the best players technically, but in terms of spirit and in terms of wanting to do well for the club the players are absolutely sensational.
“They are giving me everything they’ve got.”
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