LINCOLN CITY midfielder Ryan Semple is expected to complete his three-month loan move to Chester in the next 48 hours.
 
Semple played for City boss Mark Wright when he was in charge of Peterborough and the former Liverpool defender is excited about his new acquisition.
 
"I have always been an admirer of Ryan's ability and he is the sort of player who will excite our supporters," Wright said.
 
"I tried to sign him at the end of last season but Peterborough were asking for a six figure sum.
 
"However, now it looks like we have clinched the deal and the formalities should be completed in the next couple of days."
 
City are back in action on Friday when League Two leaders Walsall visit the Deva Stadium, but Wright is concerned about his extensive injury list as he prepares for the match.
 
"We had eight players in the treatment room on Monday," he revealed.
 
"I am hopeful that some of those players will be available but some of them will have to be wrapped in cotton wool this week prior to Friday's game.
 
"Ashley Westwood is the latest injury problem, he suffered a hamstring injury on Saturday against Bristol Rovers, so we will monitor his progress closely."
 
One player who will be available for the Walsall game is club captain Stephen Vaughan, who picked up his fifth booking of the season last weekend.
 
His one-match suspension doesn't come into force until Saturday, so he is available for Friday's game, but will miss the visit to Rochdale on October 14.
 
Meanwhile, City's youth side have continued their impressive start to the season. They beat Macclesfield 2-0 to remain in second place in the FA Youth Alliance.