MARK Wright is closing in on more new signings after securing the services of flying winger Jermaine McSporran.

The Blues manager rubber-stamped a deal for McSporran on Wednesday, making him the club's fifth acquisition of the close-season.

Wright is now pressing ahead with his search for more new faces, with a League One centre-back and two strikers currently on the books of a League Two club next on his hit-list.

Talks are ongoing with the mystery trio, according to Blues chairman Stephen Vaughan.

'We can't reveal the identity of the players but, if all goes well, we hope to be able to announce something in the next few days,' said Vaughan.

The arrival of McSporran is a coup as one of his old clubs, managerless Wycombe Wanderers, were understood to be interested in taking him back to Adams Park.

Released by Doncaster Rovers last month, the 29-year-old has joined City on a 12-month deal with the option of signing for a further year.

Wright is thrilled to have got his man. He said: 'Jermaine is a great acquisition for the football club.

'He's a top, top player - a fast and talented winger and the sort of player who will excite the fans.

'He'll tackle as well and put his foot in but he's very, very quick and gets at people.' Wright felt Chester suffered last season for not having an out-and-out winger in their squad.

McSporran, though, is ideally suited to playing wide on the right, as well as on the left and even up front if required.

Wright added: 'We lacked width last year and Jermaine gives you that width. He can play up top as well but he's a wide man really.

'We can give him the ball and let him get after people, so in that respect he's a great take for us.'

Manchester-born McSporran started his career at Oxford United, but has also played for Wycombe and Walsall (loan).

Signed by Doncaster two years ago, the 5ft 10in winger's stay at Belle Vue was hindered by injury and, having fought his way back to full fitness, he finished last season on loan at Boston United.