CHESTER City will table a five-figure bid for the Scarborough winger Keith Gilroy today as they build up their squad in preparation for life in the Football League, after clinching the Nationwide Conference championship last month.
The 21-year-old, who has been capped by the Republic of Ireland, at under-21 level, joined the Yorkshire coast club from Middlesbrough last year, after starting his career with Sligo Rovers.
"He has tremendous pace, and will fit in well into our squad," enthused City manager Mark Wright. "Keith played against us last month at the Deva Stadium, and he showed during that game the qualities that we have long admired in him.
"There are a number of players that we have identified who will be great additions to our squad, and there will be more exciting developments as the weeks progress."
Meanwhile, City midfielder Ben Davies has been selected for the Welsh National Game squad who face England, Scotland, and the Republic of Ireland in a four nations tournament to be played in Scotland later this month.
Chester have arranged three attractive pre-season friendlies as they build up to life in division three. The trio of games will be played at the Deva Stadium in July.
Walsall will visit on either July 16 or 17, Cardiff City have agreed to a fixture on July 20 whilst Scottish First Division club Queen of the South make the journey to the Deva on Saturday July 24. A Premier League club is expected to be confirmed next week.
Meanwhile, Wright reacted strongly to the continuing reports linking City's leading scorer Daryl Clare with a return to his previous club Boston United.
"Daryl is contracted to us, and probably more importantly he is happy at Chester City," he stressed.