CHESTER Jets are anxiously awaiting news of two of their new recruits who are scheduled to arrive from New York next week.
John Thomas and John McCord are booked on a flight from Newark on Tuesday night ahead of the new British League season which starts at the end of the month.
Although there is no suggestion that the two Americans were caught up in the terrorist attack on Tuesday morning, the Jets' assistant head coach Mike Burton is keen to talk to them.
'I just want to know that everything is alright and they are still on schedule to come to us next week,' he explained. 'There were many more important calls than this being made to the USA this week, so I will leave it a couple of days before trying to contact them.
'I am a little concerned about John in particular because he has never travelled outside of the USA and he may be a bit apprehensive about getting on a plane in the present circumstances.
'They are probably affected emotionally by this week's events, particularly as they are New Yorkers.
Another American, Calvin Davies, is also flying in next week from Chicago to join up with his fellow countrymen and all are due to be in action in a pre-season tournament in Birmingham. Jets play Birmingham Bullets next Friday and Brighton the following day.
Pero Cameron, who skippered Chester to a uniball trophy triumph last season, is set to return to the Northgate Arena club later than the rest of his team-mates because he is playing an international match for his native New Zealand.
Jets are looking forward to a successful campaign which starts against Derby Storm on September 29. 'We think we have a really good team, at least as good as last year,' added Burton.