CHESTER CITY are hopeful of closing in on two potential loan targets to bolster their squad as two other players look poised to be leaving the Deva Stadium.
City last night made an approach to Swansea City for their transfer-listed former Everton midfield player Kevin McLeod and also made enquiries about Manchester City's teenage starlet Ishmael Miller.
To make space for possible incomings, City manager Mark Wright is hopeful two of his transfer-listed players could be moving onto a League Two outfit and a Conference club respectively.
"We are aware of the availability of Kevin McLeod and we would be keen to bring him in, an approach has been made so we will just have to wait for developments," Wright said.
"I am also looking at bringing in young Miller from Manchester City, but that may take a few days if we are successful, after my discussions with his manager Stuart Pearce.
"We have also made a fresh approach for Ryan Semple from Peterborough, and again we await a response."
The former Liverpool and England defender continued: "We won't be successful in bringing all three players to the club, but if we are successful with one or two it will be a great plus for us.
"Hopefully two of the transfer-listed players will be moving on this week, I would prefer not to name them at the moment, but there could be developments on Thursday or Friday."
Meanwhile, goal-keeper Chris Mackenzie is due to return from a spell of rehabilitation at Lilleshall tomorrow, and Wright is hopeful he will be able to join in full training.
The experienced shot-stopper fractured his thumb in a match at Lincoln City in December.
City will field a team made up of youth and experience against Bury at the Deva in the Pontin's League this afternoon.