THE Blues handed debuts to Ricky Ravenhill and Roberto Martinez in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Huddersfield Town at the Saunders Honda Stadium.

Both players acquitted themselves well in the centre of midfield, having been recruited just 24 hours earlier.

Spaniard Martinez has penned a two-year deal following his release from Swansea City while Ravenhill comes in from Doncaster on a month's loan.

And the 25-year-old Yorkshireman is already convinced the Blues have what it takes to go up.

Ravenhill said: 'We've definitely got a brilliant chance of promotion - I wouldn't be here otherwise.

'I'm here because I want to get back into League One and I know we can do it.

'The boys all know we're good enough to get out of this division. We're not just here to have an average season and finish mid-table. We're here to get out of this division.'

Ravenhill, who is due to sign a permanent deal with the Blues once his loan agreement expires, had been tracked by Chester boss Mark Wright all summer and his on-off transfer saga dominated the club's pre-season preparations.

'It's gone on a long time now but my intention was always to come here,' said Ravenhill. 'It's just been between the two clubs and I'm over the moon it's been sorted so I can come and play here now.'

CITY v Huddersfield: Danby, Vaughan (Marples 58), Artell, Linwood, Hessey, Sandwith (Wilson 71), Ravenhill, Hand, Martinez, Broughton (Blundell 67), Walters.