FORMER Torquay United, Crewe Alexandra, and Oldham Athletic striker, Rodney Jack, is currently training with Chester City, and there is a possibility that he could join the Coca-Cola League Two club prior to the transfer deadline on August 31.
Thirty-two-year-old Jack, who has played in the English Football League for the last 10 seasons, has been capped at international level numerous times by the Caribbean island of St Vincent.
The player had been due to join City's neighbours, Wrexham, following his release from Oldham Athletic in the summer. However, the financial administration problems at the Racecourse, meant that the Welsh club wouldn't finalise the signing, and the player is still a free agent.
City manager, Keith Curle, said last night: "Rodney is a good player. At the moment, it's a case of us looking at him, and Rodney looking at us. I expect him to be with us for the next week or so."
Meanwhile, the Football League Compliance Unit have requested a videotape recording of City's match last Tuesday night against Lincoln City.
Apparently, the Football League wish to view the scenes following Chester's first goal, when referee Russell Booth, appeared to be manhandled.
Also, they wish to look at the situation after the final whistle, when Lincoln play-ers and officials showed their displeasure at the award of a last-minute penalty to Chester.
City chairman, Stephen Vaughan, said last night: "We were instructed to send a tape of the match by courier to the Football League, presumably there are certain incidents during the match they wish to view at their committee meeting, which I understand takes place in the next day or so."
The transfer of City defender, Richard Hope, to Shrewsbury Town, hit a snag last night but it is expected that the deal will be completed later today.
Chester are next in action tomorrow afternoon when they face Grimsby Town at the Deva Stadium.
Record signing Greg Blun-dell has resumed training, and is given a 50-50 chance of being available.