CHESTER CITY manager Mark Wright will step up his players' training today as they prepare for next Saturday's vital home game against Coca Cola League Two bottom club Torquay United at the Deva Stadium.
"We will have the lads in for a full day's intensive training, and interspersed with the session will be three separate half-hour matches," said Wright.
"I learned a lot from the weekend game at Grimsby and I thought the players adapted well to the system we employed. Obviously there are things we need to work on, and those issues will be addressed this week."
The former Liverpool defender, who took over from Keith Curle a week ago, added: "Tom Curtis picked up a knee injury at Blundell Park, but he will be fit for next weekend. Apart from Tom, we have a clean bill of health from the players that turned out last Saturday, which is a positive.
"There is a good attitude in the squad, and everybody is aware of the task ahead, and that is to avoid relegation from this division."
Two players who aren't involved in the build-up to the weekend game against the Devonians are City's two current international players.
Goalkeeper Stephane Gillet is with the Luxembourg squad preparing for their friendly international against neighbours Belgium tomorrow.
Central defender Luke Dimech is also with his national team in Valetta, preparing for Malta's game against Georgia.