JOHN Danby will be handed the gloves for tomorrow's clash with Accrington Stanley and manager Mark Wright has every confidence in the young keeper.
Danby - snapped up on a two-year deal in May following his release from Kidderminster Harriers - arrived at Chester expecting to be used as a deputy to a more experienced number one.
But Wright has so far failed to bring in another keeper, leaving Danby as the only senior stopper on the club's books.
As a consequence, the 22-year-old is a certain starter tomorrow - and Wright has been so impressed with the 22-year-old's pre-season form that he is even considering calling off his search for another gloveman.
The Chester manager said: 'We took John in on trial for the last two weeks of the season and I was very impressed with what he did.
'Since then, he's got stronger and stronger and stronger.
'There's no way we'd be looking to take anybody else in, unless it was a real good keeper.
'He's met the challenge and done very well.' With strict salary capping regulations in place for League Two clubs, Wright has little room for manoeuvre in the transfer market and could even struggle to find room in his budget for another keeper.
The arrival of any future signings would probably be dependant on him trimming the size of his squad first.
Wright has brought in 16 new faces over the summer and has yet to announce who will be given the job of leading his new-look squad.
Michael Branch was stripped of the captaincy last season and is unlikely to get it back, particularly as he is several weeks behind his team-mates in terms of match fitness after only patching up his differences with the club last week.
Dodging any questions about the captaincy issue yesterday, Wright said: 'There are a lot of leaders in our squad - a lot of people in there with experience.
'When they go out there, I want 11 captains.'