TRANSFER dealings have been rumbling on at Chester City as boss Steve Mungall aims to bring in an old face for Saturday's crunch clash with Morecambe at the Deva.
Right-back Iain Jenkins is set to sign in time for the game, on a free transfer from Shrewsbury, and Mungall believes he's exaclty what frail City need.
'We've got such a young side that we need a bit of experience,' he said.
'Iain has that experience, he is well liked at this club, has two good feet and can improve this young defence.'
Mungall has also moved for ex-Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Alex Higgins, who has signed until the end of the season. The left-sided player was part of the Lilleshall graduation year on the ITV programme World at their feet.
'It's up to him to earn a longer contract,' said Mungall. 'He's had a spell in Holland and now it's up to him to prove his worth and provide balance on the left.'
Their recruitment comes after the revelation that eight players - Martyn Lancaster, Wes Kilgannon, Steven Rose, Paul Roberts, Brett Baxter, David Kerr, Darren Wright and Paul Berry can leave the Deva. Midfielder Kerr has already had his contract paid up and he and Wright have left for a month's loan at Droylsden.
'These players are not in my first-team plans,' said Mungall. Morecambe manager Jim Harvey and Mungall are friends from their Tranmere days, but the old pals act will go out of the window for 90 minutes on Saturday.
Andy Porter is banned for the clash and Carl Ruffer is injured.
* Chester have a home draw Dr Martens League Western Division side Stourport Swifts in the FA Umbro Trophy third round.
* Chester City Supporters' Trust aim to raise money to buy into the club after Stephen Vaughan gave the green light for them to purchase a 7% stake and put forward a director on the board.