MARK Wright still has a new striker at the top of his wish list - despite adding two forwards to his squad this week.
The Blues boss was a busy man in the final few days of the January transfer window, bringing in Alex Meechan and Simon Yeo while selling leading scorers Gregg Blundell and Jon Walters.
Before Wednesday's deadline, Wright also made several failed attempts to sign a tall target man - and he intends to continue his search next week once the window for loan signings opens.
The City boss said: 'We have to bring another striker in and that's for sure. We did try on three fronts on Wednesday to see who we could bring in, and it was a big man we were looking for.
'We came so close but we were rushed for time, especially with Gregg only leaving on Wednesday.'
Chester are in action at Accrington Stanley tomorrow and Yeo is expected to be handed his debut, partnering Lee Steele in attack.
The 33-year-old was signed from Peterborough United on Wednesday for an undisclosed free and has penned an 18-month contract.
He has had spells with Hyde United and Lincoln City and also played for a time in New Zealand.
Meechan, 27, has left Forest Green Rovers to sign for Chester until the end of the season. Hugely experienced at Conference level, he can play either up front or on the right wing.
The duo were brought in this week following the surprise sale of Walters and Blundell.
Walters, 23, joined Ipswich Town on Saturday while Blundell, 29, was allowed to join Darlington on Wednesday for an undisclosed five-figure fee.
Ipswich have paid £100,000 up front for Walters and there are clauses in the deal that could see Chester net a further £100,000, depending on appearances and whether he helps the Suffolk club win promotion.
For a player signed for free from Wrexham in the summer, it represents a superb piece of business for City.
Wright said: 'Who would have thought a few weeks ago that we'd be in this position? It certainly wasn't me. But we couldn't deny Jon the chance to go and we wish him all the best.
'Gregg's move came out of the blue. His contract was up at the end of the season and on the day we thought it was the right thing to do.
'It will be a blow to us for both of them to be away from the football club but we move on.'