CHESTER CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan has revealed that the Deva Stadium outfit had made three separate attempts to bolster their strike force further, prior to Wednesday’s closure of the transfer window.
“We tried hard to bring in another striker and had bids for Accrington Stanley’s Paul Mullin and Torquay United’s Lee Thorpe turned down, and after agreeing a fee with Carlisle United for Derek Holmes, the deal broke down when we discussed personal terms with the player,” he said.
“The players we do bring in must be of the quality that will strengthen our playing squad. We are still searching for players and hopefully we can bring one or two in when the emergency loan system begins again next week.”
Chester did sign Peterborough’s Simon Yeo and Alex Meechan from Forest Green Rovers, and it is possible that a forward with extensive league experience may join the club on loan in the near future.
City’s management team will make a decision about whether to sign Senegalese international Alcaly Camara in the next day or so. The 26-year-old midfielder played for City’s reserve side on Wednesday against Wrexham, but was sent off.
Chester’s first team are again in action tomorrow, when they make the short journey to face Accrington Stanley.