CHESTER CITY are expected to complete the signing of Oxford United goalkeeper Ian McCaldon today, to bring their tally of close-season signings to four.
McCaldon, who played two games on loan at the Deva Stadium last season, has appeared in three of City's pre-season friendlies and has again impressed Chester boss Mark Wright.
City chairman Stephen Vaughan said last night: "We have had talks with Ian and we are close to a deal. Mark has been on the look-out for another goalkeeper and he has been keen to tie up an agreement with Ian."
The 24-year-old shot-stopper will join up with Chester's other new signings, midfielder Andy Harris and strikers Ian Foster and Kevin Rapley.
In another development last night, the City chairman confirmed that striker Dave Cameron would be staying. The former Lincoln City player had been the target of interest from Tamworth and Droylesden, but both proposed deals have broken down.
However, another of Chester's strikers, Steve Brodie, is close to joining fellow Nationwide Conference outfit Forest Green Rovers.
The 30-year-old joined City last summer from Swansea City, but only played a handful of games before being loaned to Nuneaton Borough.
Brodie, who played under Forest Green boss Colin Addision at Swansea and Scarborough, is expected to join the Gloucestershire club on a two-year contract.
Meanwhile, City's young striker Danny Byrne, who has been impressive in the club's pre-season games, is to join League of Wales side Caernarfon Town on a 12-month loan deal.