CHESTER CITY are closely monitoring the position of the Grimsby Town and former Tranmere Rovers striker Andy Parkinson.
The 25-year-old, who is out of contract at Blundell Park at the end of this season, started his career with Liverpool, before moving on to Prenton Park where he spent seven seasons before transferring to Sheffield United and then on to Grimsby.
Parkinson has notched up over 200 Football League appearances in his career, and his thought to be receptive to a move back to the North West.
"Andy has done well for Grimsby this season, and our management team are very interested if he becomes available," said City chairman Stephen Vaughan last night.
"We are aware his contract at Grimsby expires in the summer, so we are monitoring events. If we could get him in before the end of the season then that would be of interest, but we will just take things step by step."
Chester have been informed that captain Paul Carden has been suspended, commencing with this weekend's game at Wycombe Wanderers, he will also miss the home match against Notts County a week on Saturday.
Carden picked up his 10th booking of the season during last week-end's game against Southend United.
Meanwhile, City's reserve side drew 0-0 with Shrewsbury Town yesterday, in a Pontin's League game at the Deva Stadium.