CHESTER CITY'S Marcus Richardson and Craig Dove are poised to leave the Deva Stadium today by signing loan agree-ments until the end of the season with other clubs.
Both players joined City in the summer, but have failed to make an impact during their respective spells with the club.
Twenty-eight-year-old Richardson is expected to sign for City's Cheshire neighbours Macclesfield. The tall striker, who has previously been with Lincoln City, Hartlepool United and Torquay United, joined Chester from Yeovil Town, in July. However, his scoring exploits were scarce, seeing him register a meagre four goals in 33 league outings.
Craig Dove will join Nationwide Conference club Forest Green Rovers following an eight-month spell with Chester which was dogged by injury and few first team opportunities.
City manager Mark Wright said: "Hopefully the moves will be completed on Thursday and they will mean that we can bring a couple of play-ers into the club, under the wage-capping rules.
"We are working our socks off to bring quality players into Chester City Football Club and hopefully one of those additions will be from Macclesfield as part of the Marcus Richardson arrangement."
Wright continued: "We know exactly the positions where we need to strengthen, and I am quietly hopeful that there will be positive news of incomings prior to the weekend."
City are next in action on Saturday, when promotion-chasing Cheltenham Town are the visitors. Striker Michael Branch who has missed the last two matches, is expected to return.
Meanwhile, City's Pontin's League reserve team game against Bury yesterday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.