FRENCH trialist Damien Mozika’s international clearance has come through and he will line up for the Blues in tomorrow’s friendly against Carlisle at the Deva (7.45pm).
A series of hold-ups involving Mozika’s former club AS Nancy meant the 21-year-old midfielder was unable to feature in the warm-up matches against Southport and Vauxhall Motors.
But the problems have been ironed out and the clearance came through this morning.
Free agent Mozika will be handed a starting role against Carlisle, while fellow trialist Trevor Benjamin will be given another opportunity to impress having played in the 2-1 win over Vauxhall on Saturday.
Chester boss Simon Davies said: “Damien’s allowed to play two friendly games for us before we have to make a decision. “That’ll be Carlisle and Swansea. He can come in and hopefully he plays like he has been doing in training. He’s been first class. I’ve seen it in my time that people who play very well in training don’t always take it onto the pitch, so that’s the only concern I’ve got really.”
“He’ll start in the next two games because we need to look at that. With Trevor Benjamin and Damien, we’ll be making sure they get a fair crack at trying to earn a contract.”
Forward Paul Taylor – signed on loan from Vauxhall earlier this summer – was due to train today having recovered from a knee injury and may make an appearance from the bench tomorrow.
But Jay Harris (hamstring) and James Vaughan (ankle) are likely to miss out.