STRIKER Gregg Blundell has given City's new-look defensive partnership the seal of approval.
New boss Mark Wright bolstered his defensive options last week with the loan signings of Paul Ellender from Boston United and Mark Albrighton from Doncaster Rovers.
The experienced, no-nonsense pair were handed their debuts at Grimsby Town on Saturday, playing either side of sweeper Scott McNiven.
Although City slumped to yet another defeat, Blundell feels the arrival of Ellender, 31, and his former Belle Vue teammate Albrighton, 29, can tighten up the Blues' rearguard.
The striker said: 'Mark has got a lot of experience and has won this league with Doncaster and played in the league above. Paul Ellender has been about the league for a long time so hopefully that experience will help.'
It is three months since Chester last kept a clean sheet but Blundell hopes Wright's influence can help remedy that problem.
He said: 'The gaffer has come in and told us all what's expected. With the run we're on, he's looked at it and there hasn't been a game that we haven't conceded.
'We're working on being tighter and more solid as a unit.'