MARK Wright is lining up a raid on his old club Peterborough United for winger Ryan Semple.
The Chester City manager yesterday confirmed the club had made an enquiry about Semple, who has not been a first-team regular at London Road.
The 20-year-old from Belfast scored for the Posh in their 3-1 loss at Chester last November.
Wright said: 'We would love to get the lad in here and he's not playing down there.
'He's an out-and-out winger, which is what we need. He wants to get it, take people on and cross it. That's what we want.'
Wright was sacked by Peterborough in January on the grounds of gross misconduct.
Consequently, he has launched legal action against the Posh for alleged breach of contract and harm caused to his reputation.
Wright said: 'With what's going on, I've left it to the chairman to speak to Peterborough.'
The Chester boss must get players off the books before any further incomings can be sanctioned because of strict Football League regulations over wage-capping.
In a bid to reduce the size of his squad, he has circulated the names of six players - keeper Stephane Gillet, Luke Dimech, Abdou El Kholti, Marcus Richardson, Craig Dove and Tom Curle - to other clubs with a view to allowing them out on loan. All six are out of contract in the summer.
Gillet and Dimech have been on international duty this week, with the latter playing for Malta in their 2-0 defeat to Georgia.
Gillet's game for Luxembourg against Belgium was abandoned due to heavy snow in the 64th minute. Belgium were 2-0 up.