THE Deva Stadium may need a revolving door before Mark Wright has settled on his squad for his latest bid to get out of the Nationwide Conference.
Keeper Ian McCaldon, who has figured in pre-season matches, is coming in after being released by Oxford United - he will pass midf ielder Steve Brodie in the other direction if Forest Green Rovers boss Colin Addison has his way.
Striker Dave Cameron's on-off move to Tamworth or Droylsden seems to have stalled, while youngster Danny Byrne, who has played and scored in pre-season games for Chester, could be heading for Caernarfon Town on a 12-month loan deal.
Wright admitted he needed to sell in order to buy. Potential signings could include Sam Sodje, who has played a couple of games for City as well as going on a pre-season tour of Belgium with last season's Conference champions Yeovil.
But a long-time target Wright may miss is Morecambe's Adriano Rigoglioso, who is being pursued by Doncaster Rovers.
City's pre-season friendlies have gone well enough (see page 31), but the injury worries remain.
The most serious appears to be Daryl Clare, who is sidelined again with the knee problem which affected him towards the end of last season and which looks certain to keep him out of the Conference opener at Stevenage tomorrow week. Indeed, there is talk of him having surgery.
Other injury victims, such as defender Scott Guyett and new striker Kevin Rapley, approach the season short of match fitness, but Phil Bolland got 45 minutes under his belt at Connah's Quay on Tuesday night.
He may get more time tomorrow when City visit UniBond League neighbours Vauxhall Motors at 3pm. Admission is £6 for adults to all parts of the ground, £4 concessions and £2 for children. The final friendly match will be at Colwyn Bay on Monday.
There are still seats on the official supporters' coach to Stevenage, which leaves Delamere Street at 9.30am tomorrow week. The fare is £15 - Barrie Hipkiss will take bookings between 6pm and 8pm on 01244 379011.
City will kick off the season without their first choice strip of blue and white stripes - it is manufactured in Italy and may not be delivered until September. They have had permission from the Conference to wear the white shirts used in the matches against Den Haag and FC Nordsjaelland.