MANAGER Keith Curle wants to see more people walking around the city centre in Chester City shirts.
And, in a bid to boost the profile of the club, school visits through Chester City's Centre of Excellence are being planned in an attempt to build links within the community.
No dates have been arranged yet but more details will be available in September when the schools return from the summer holiday.
THE Chester City squad this week underwent fitness tests to monitor the progress the players have made since the start of pre-season.
Stuart Brucelow, the club sports scientist, has been happy with the progress the players have made and is intent on establishing Chester City as one of the fittest teams in League Two.
He said: 'We've been doing these tests since pre-season and some of the lads have done well.
'We've been using tests such as the yo-yo intermittent test, which is an exercise that benefits footballers similar to a bleep test, and hydration tests which give us an idea of how the players are affected during the game.
'Dehydration can seriously affect a player's performance, so these tests enable us to set up a hydration regime to improve their levels.'
CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan is keen to develop a number of initiatives at the Saunders Honda Stadium and is hoping the lease can be reviewed.
Vaughan is seeking a meeting with the city council and AWG Developments, the company that built the ground in 1992, in an attempt to resolve some issues.
He said: 'The drainage system on the far side of the ground isn't working satisfactorily, and that was a contributory factor last weekend when our match against Grimsby was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. At the moment the potential of the whole facility isn't being maximised.'
RECORD signing Greg Blundell is back in training and could even feature at some point against Rushden tomorrow or Wolves on Tuesday.
The striker has missed the Blues' opening two fixtures but was back in training alongside fellow newcomer Craig Dove, who could return to action within the next fortnight.
SATURDAY'S postponed Coca-Cola League Two match with Grimsby Town has been rearranged for Tuesday, September 6.
Blues boss Keith Curle said: 'Both sides want the game played as soon as it can be arranged. We both play on the Friday evening prior to that Tuesday, due to the internationals, so that date would suit everyone.'
Fans in exile
CHESTER City Exiles Supporters Club enables fans who live outside the city to keep in touch with events from the Saunders Honda Stadium.
Membership for the 2005-06 season remains at £12 for adults, £9 for Under 18s, OAPs and unemployed and £15 for overseas fans living