CHESTER City were last night given the green light to bring in a goalkeeper after John Danby was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Danby tore ligaments in his right shoulder in Saturday’s win at Notts County to leave City manager Mark Wright without a senior stopper.
The Blues are working under a transfer embargo but the Football League have given them the go-ahead to sign a new number one before Saturday’s visit of Macclesfield Town.
Chester owner Stephen Vaughan said: “It’s a renewable seven-day emergency loan. If Danby was to get the all-clear, we would have to return the keeper. But if he doesn’t, as expected, we’ll keep the keeper until the end of the season.”
Wright has drawn up a hitlist of keepers who are with clubs from the Premier League down. But he admits he faces a task in convincing them to join City’s desperate fight to beat the drop.
“There’s loads of keepers out there, it’s more a matter of whether they want to come to us because we’re in a relegation battle,” said Wright, who also has doubts over the fitness of left wing-back Laurence Wilson after he limped off with a leg injury at Meadow Lane.
“So we need to find someone who not only wants to come here, but who is good enough as well.”