CHESTER CITY manager Mark Wright will complete the loan signing of the Lincoln City midfielder Ryan Semple in the next 48 hours.
 
Semple played for the former Liverpool and England central defender when he was the manager of Peterborough United.
 
"I have always been an admirer of Ryan's ability and he is the sort of player who will excite our supporters," Wright said.
 
"I tried to sign him at the end of last season but Peterborough were asking for a six-figure sum for him.
 
He added: "However, now it looks like we have clinched the deal and the formalities should be completed in the next couple of days."
 
City are next in action on Friday evening when Coca-Cola League Two leaders Walsall visit the Deva Stadium but Wright is concerned about his extensive injury list as he prepares for the match.
 
"We had eight players in the treatment room on Monday, I am hopeful that certain of those players will be available but some of them will have to be wrapped in cotton wool this week prior to Friday's game," he said.
 
"Ashley Westwood is the latest injury problem – he suffered a hamstring injury on Saturday against Bristol Rovers, so we will monitor his progress closely."
 
One player who will be available for the Walsall game is club captain, Stephen Vaughan, who picked up his fifth booking of the season at the weekend.
 
The mandatory one-match suspension doesn't become active until Saturday, so he is available for Friday night's game, but he will miss the visit to Rochdale on October 14.
 
Meanwhile, City's youth side continued their impressive start to the season, they defeated Macclesfield 2-0 at the weekend, a victory which keeps them in second place in the FA Youth Alliance.