CHESTER CITY'S record signing Gregg Blundell returns to training today following his recent troublesome ankle injury that has kept him out of City's opening two games of the season.
Blundell sustained his injury in pre-season training, and City manager Keith Curle is relieved to see his star striker pushing towards fitness.
"Gregg has started running, and he will join us in a controlled football programme on Tuesday. We will assess his progress and fitness, and hopefully he won't suffer any adverse reaction."
City's other injury victim, Craig Dove, is also set to return to training.
The former Rushden & Diamonds midfielder has been suffering with a a knee injury.
"Craig will start some light training this week and hopefully he will be fit enough for selection in the next 10 days or so," said Curle..
"Both players are a credit to themselves, neither carries any excess weight and they are both naturally fit lads. Hopefully they will be available in the near future."
Meanwhile, Rodney Jack will turn out for Chester's reserve side in a Pontin's League match against Black-pool at the Deva Stadium tomorrow.
The former Torquay United and Crewe Alexandra striker, who was released by Oldham Athletic at the end of last season, is currently on trial with City.
If the club decide to sign the St Vincent international, they must do so prior to the August 31 transfer deadline.
Chester's Coca-Cola League Two match against Grimsby Town, which was postponed last Saturday because the Deva Stadium was waterlogged has been provisionally re-arranged for Tuesday, September 6.
Curle said: "Both Grimsby and ourselves want the game played as soon as possible. Both clubs are playing on the previous Friday evening because of international fixtures, so the following Tuesday would suit us both, hopefully we will get the appropriate approval for the date in the next day or so."
City's first team are next in action on Saturday, when they play Rushden & Diamonds at Nene Park.