CHESTER CITY last night announced the names of six players who are to be made available on loan as the club tries to make room in their squad for at least two incoming players.
City, who are only three points above the drop zone in Coca-Cola League Two, need to make room in their squad because they are currently at the top of their allowable financial level, under the terms of the League's wage-capping system.
The six players who are to have their names circulated today to all League Two and Nationwide Conference clubs are: Luxembourg international goalkeeper Stephane Gillet, Maltese defender Luke Dimech, midfielders Craig Dove, Tom Curle and Abdou El Kholti plus striker Marcus Richardson.
City chairman Stephen Vaughan said last night: "This has not been an easy process, but Mark Wright and myself have moved speedily because the current loan system ends later this month, and if we are to bring players into the club we must make space under the new rules.
"We have already had inquiries for some of the players involved. Aldershot, Woking and Southport are interested in Marcus Richardson, and two of the other players have also created interest from clubs."
Vaughan added: "It is also an opportunity for all the players to impress potential new clubs prior to the summer, when they are all out of contract.
"We have already informed Peterborough United of the players who are available because Mark is interested in possibly swapping one of our players who is being made available for their Irish winger Ryan Semple.
" I have spoken to Barry Fry (Peterborough's chairman) and we are awaiting a response," he added.
City are next in action on Saturday when they entertain bottom club Torquay United at the Deva Stadium.