BLUES boss Mark Wright is trying to offload two of his summer signings before the transfer window closes next week.
Defender Graham Allen and forward Jermaine Mc-Sporran have been on Chester's books for just two months - but Wright has already decided they no longer have a future at the Saunders Honda Stadium.
It emerged yesterday that the duo's names had been circulated to clubs.
Wright said: 'McSporran needs to play in a 4-4-2 and we don't do that at the moment.
'Graham Allen hasn't featured so far and while Sean Hessey has come back, the other three centre-backs have done well and Phil Bol-land is on his way back - so I don't think I need six.
'It's a bit unfair on Graham but we've circulated both names.'
The City boss refused to say whether any clubs had shown an interest in signing either player, but he added: 'We want them to do well and, if they stay here, then they have to knuckle down and do the things I want them to do.
'But, at this moment in time, they haven't done. In fairness, the best thing to do would be to move them on and let them go and further their careers elsewhere.'
Former Tranmere and Kidderminster man Allen is currently injured while McSporran has seen only 20 minutes of competitive action for City since joining on a free transfer from Doncaster Rovers.
Wright recruited 16 new players in the summer but the Blues are unable to make any further signings because they have reached their salary cap limit.
The departure of Allen and McSporran would create space in Wright's budget for further signings, but time is running out as the transfer window closes next Thursday. It does not re-open until the new year.
The Blues are not the only club to be experiencing difficulties with wage-capping restrictions and are due to meet the Football League to discuss the matter next week.
* Chester welcome Sean Hessey back from suspension for tomorrow's trip to Torquay United (3pm).
Ricky Ravenhill is banned and Dean Bennett could still be missing due to a back injury.