CHESTER CITY manager Keith Curle is looking forward to Saturday's clash with Cheshire rivals Stockport County despite experiencing one of the most traumatic weeks of his footballing career after he dismissed three members of his backroom staff.
Curle, who welcomed new assistant manager/physiotherapist Joe Hinnigan to the club yesterday, is upbeat about the rest of the season.
"Any of our opponents that think that they can see a chink in our armour because of our current form and the events of this week, had better think again. We've been wounded, but as the old saying goes 'be-ware of the wounded tiger'."
Curle hopes to conclude the signing of the ex-Rochdale striker Paul Tait in the next 24 hours. Tait has impressed in training and scored twice for the reserves on Monday.
And former Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Blackpool defender Dean Gordon is also training with Chester.
Chester have offered striker Marcus Richardson a free transfer. The 28-year-old has scored four goals in his 26-game spell at the Deva.