The Blues had a tricky season during the 2015-16 campaign –  hitting poor form in the second half of the season with particularly poor away form. It was a run that saw Steve Burr lose his job – but his Assistant Jon McCarthy steered the side to safety on a Caretaker basis; ultimately proving to be the perfect audition when he was named as permanent Manager following the conclusion of the season. At times though, Chester hit top form in this campaign – most notably the 4-1 home win against Torquay in which top scorer Ross Hannah scored a hat-trick. Then, a stunning 8-2 home win over Aldershot in March; James Alabi helping himself to four goals in the first half.