CHESTER CITY have received a major boost with the return of Phil Bolland and Kevin Sandwith to training.
Bolland, who dislocated a shoulder in a freak accident during pre-season, was involved in some light training yesterday, while Sandwith, who has been suffering from a hamstring problem, reported no ill effects after his session.
City boss Mark Wright said: "They both trained well, and it is a major boost to see them both getting back into the routine.
Phil is still tender in the shoulder area, but we will build up his basic fitness and that will assist his recuperation period.
"Kevin looked sharp and appears to have fully recovered. When they are both fit it gives us a number of exciting options.
"With Sean Hessey available following his five match ban in a week's time, the injury and suspension concerns seem to be clearing up."
Striker Drewe Broughton is expected to be fit for Sunday's derby against Wrexham despite suffering a head wound at Hereford United last weekend.