CHESTER CITY received a major boost yesterday, when injury victims Phil Bolland and Kevin Sandwith returned to training.
Bolland, who dislocated a shoulder in a pre-season friendly, took part in some light training, while Sandwith who has been suffering from a hamstring problem, reported no ill effects after his session.
City manager Mark Wright was delighted to see the pair on the road to recovery.
He said: "They both trained well, and it is a major boost to see them both getting back into the routine."
Wright added: "Phil obviously is still tender in the shoulder area, but we will build up his basic fitness and that will assist his recuperation period.
"Kevin looked sharp and he appears to have fully recovered from his hamstring problem.
"When they are both fit again it gives us a number of exciting options.
"With Sean Hessey available following his five-match ban in a week's time, the injury and suspension concerns seem to be thankfully clearing up, which is a massive plus for us."
Striker Drewe Broughton is back in full training after suffering a nasty head wound at Hereford United last weekend. The former Kidderminster player is expected to be fit for Sunday's eagerly awaited derby against Wrexham at the Deva Stadium.
A small number of tickets for Sunday's cross border clash are still available, and these can be obtained from the Deva Stadium between 10am and 4pm today, tomorrow and Friday until stocks run out.
Meanwhile, City's reserve team are in action his afternoon. They travel to face Accrington Stanley in their opening Pontin's League fixture of the season.