CHESTER CITY'S new manager Mark Wright confirmed last night that additions to his squad would be in place by the time City play their next Nationwide Conference match against Barnet in eight days' time.
Wright, who was appointed to the Deva Stadium hotseat on Monday, is concerned with the level of fitness and ability of certain of the players he has inherited.
"There will definitely be some fresh faces around the place next week. We have to strengthen the squad and the chairman Stephen Vaughan has given me permission to bring in players.
"My main priority is to ensure that this club remains in the Nationwide Conference, and we will do everything in our power to achieve that aim," insisted the former Liverpool and England defender.
City have made a firm offer to fellow Conference side Telford United for central defender Jim Bentley, and have also enquired about the Oxford United and former Southport defender Phil Bolland.
Bolland is likely to join the Deva Stadium staff on a loan basis early next week, but if there are hitches with the transfer of Bentley, other central defenders are understood to be on the club's wanted list.
Wright has also recalled striker Darren Wright from his loan spell with UniBond League outfit Droylsden. The 23-year-old player is likely to be included in the squad who face Stourport Swifts in tomorrow's FA Umbro Trophy third round tie at the Deva Stadium.