BOBBY Williamson is scouring the transfer market for players who can sharpen Chester City's attacking edge next season, writes David Triggs.
Despite adding striker Nathan Lowndes and winger Richie Partridge to his first-team squad, the Blues boss still feels there is more work to do if he is to turn City into an attacking force.
A third and final bid was lodged with Tranmere Rovers for left winger Kevin Ellison this week, while Williamson is also thought to be on the trail of two strikers - one with Championship experience and another who played in League Two last season.
The City boss said: 'It's obvious to all Chester fans that we need to strengthen in offensive areas, with people who can do a bit more on the ball and create.
'That's the type of player I'm looking to bring to the club.'
Under Mark Wright last season, Chester netted 40 goals in 46 League Two matches, conceding a respectable 48.
Williamson added: 'I feel that we've got enough defenders around the club. We didn't concede a lot of goals last year but maybe we suffered on the creative side because of that. 'That's no disrespect to the players or the manager last year, but I've got an opportunity here to bring players in who can do a bit more offensively. That's what I'm trying to do.'
Having already had two bids for Ellison turned down by Tranmere this summer, Chester will look elsewhere if their third offer is rejected.
Other players could have to be moved on if Williamson continues to add to his squad, however.
He warned: 'We just can't keep adding to the squad because we'll end up with a cast of thousands. The CVs have been flying in, agents are on the phone every day, and it's up to me to sort the wheat from the chaff.
'I've got a lot of targets in mind, I've been speaking to a lot of players and I'll keep doing that.
'If we get to the stage where players have to move out before others can come in, that will have to happen.'
Williamson was delighted to add Partridge to his squad on Wednesday. The flying winger has come close to joining Chester for the last two summers, only to disappoint Blues fans by signing for other clubs instead.
Williamson said: 'Richie gives us something different - a bit of offensive play from a wide area, which I think was lacking last season.
'I don't think we had enough players who could penetrate down the flanks. It's the type of football I like to see played.'
* Chester's players return to pre-season training on Thursday, July 5.