CHESTER City will lock horns with former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince when they entertain Swindon Town at the Deva Stadium tonight (7.45pm).

The 38-year-old former England captain joined the League Two leaders as a player-coach yesterday.

Swindon, who are managed by former Chelsea player Dennis Wise, currently boast the Football League's only 100% record.

City boss Mark Wright said: "Swindon have some quality players, but we know if we play to the best of our ability then we are a match for anyteam in this division.

"Our performances of late have been encouraging and we just have to continue with the good habits we have shown lately."

Central defender Ashley Westwood and left back Kevin Sandwith could return from injury tonight.

Meanwhile, City have terminated the contracts of midfielder Jermaine McSporran and youngsters Freddy Potter and Adam Wade.

The move brought Chester's expenditure beneath the allowable 60% Football League salary capping level.

McSporran, 29, signed for City during the summer but failed to make an impact and he is expected to join Grimsby Town.

Potter and Wade were products of Chester's youth system.

In another development, Doncaster Rovers midfielder Ricky Ravenhill joined Grimsby for £5,000.

Ravenhill had been on loan at City but hadn't been allowed to sign on a permanent basis because of the club's wage capping situation.

and in the dressing room but we wish him well at Wigan."

Kilbane joined Everton on transfer deadline day in 2003 and went onto make 121 appearances for the club, scoring five goals.

He may not have enjoyed over-whelming support on the terraces but was one of the most popular members of the squad.

Some supporters will worry that Everton are now short of options on the left side of midfield following Kilbane's sale, but Moyes has a number of players who can operate in that position until he fills the gap, most likely in January.

James McFadden is able to play there, so too can Mikel Arteta, Leon Osman and Gary Naysmith.

Andy van der Meyde, meanwhile, would be the natural alternative if only he can get himself fit.

Having been away on international duty, the move took Kilbane, 29, by surprise and he had to break off from flying to Germany with Ireland's squad in order to take a medical.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone at Everton," said Kilbane, who was dubbed 'Zinedine' by many Blues. "I've had great support from everyone and there's always a bit of you that's sad to say goodbye when you leave such a great club.

"But I'm a Wigan player now and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead.

"Paul Jewell is my type of manager because he likes to be close to the players and I just want to join up with the squad and play my part."

Meanwhile, Simon Davies was involved in a mid-air drama last night when the plane carrying the Wales squad to Prague had to make an emergency landing in Bournemouth because of cracked windscreen.