CHESTER have the opportunity to pitch their impressive pre-season form against one of the top European sides tonight when Dutch Premier Division outfit ADO Den Haag visit the Deva Stadium.
The men from Holland were runaway winners of the First Division last season to regain the Premier League spot they lost four seasons ago. Den Haag will include four players with international experience in their squad, with tonight's match coming 48 hours before a visit to Molineux to face newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers.
City boss Mark Wright is eagerly awaiting the game.
"It's an exciting prospect for the lads to face one of the top European sides, but for both clubs it is another step on the road to the most important games of the season, and they are our respective opening League matches," he said.
"We will try a few things again and give runouts to a number of players; there
could also be one or two trialists who will be included."
Wright continued: "I have been pleased with our two warm-up matches so far, the lads have responded well."
City are likely to be without injury victims Scott Guyett (groin) and Phil Bolland (thigh), although the club are hopeful that they will be available for the opening Nationwide Conference game of the season at Stevenage Borough on August 9.
The ex-Darlington and Wrexham wing-back Simon Betts, who did so well against Cammell Laird's on Monday night, is also expected to be included.
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