CHESTER were yesterday frustrated in their attempts to sign three Wrexham players as they struggled to raise a response from the beleaguered club.
As revealed in yesterday's Daily Post, City boss Ian Rush is ready to swoop for Trinidadian duo Hector Sam and Dennis Lawrence, as well as former under-21 defender Stephen Roberts.
However, City chairman Stephen Vaughan has been unable to put in a firm offer for the three, as no one has yet returned his calls.
"It has been difficult getting an answer from Wrexham regarding our interest, but we shall keep trying" said Vaughan.
Meanwhile, Rush last night took another swipe at managers who have labelled City a "long-ball side."
Leyton Orient boss Martin Ling was the latest to hit out following Saturday's 1-1 draw against City, but yesterday the former Wales international blasted back.
"I am getting fed up with some managers who just carp about our style of play and also comment publicly on some of our players," said Rush.
"Martin Ling was the third manager to get on to this hobby horse, with his ridiculous observations at the weekend.
"There is a code of conduct that has been drawn up by John Barnwell and the League Manager's Association, whereby managers should be circumspect when making public comments regarding other clubs."
Rush continued: "These ill-advised outbursts put pressure on, and could even influence, referees and linesmen. Managers should concentrate on their own team's performances, not those of the opposition."