CHESTER CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan last night assured the club's supporters that there would be additions to the playing squad in the near future.
City have failed to win any of their last six league matches and Saturday's performance against Shrewsbury Town was one of the poorest by a Chester team for many a long day.
Vaughan said: "I sympathise with those supporters who showed their displeasure at last weekend's performance. Like the fans, I was equally unhappy with our showing and it's obvious that changes must be made to the squad."
He continued: "I have told Ian Rush and Mark Aizlewood to identify the players they want to bring in and we will go out and get them. Ian and Mark are aware of the urgency to get things right because I am insisting that we challenge for a play-off place this season and last Saturday was nothing like an acceptable performance."
The Chester chairman also disclosed that they had turned down an approach from Lincoln City, who wanted to take striker Darryn Stamp on loan for a month.
Stamp has just returned to City, following a loan spell with Kidderminster Harriers.
City are next in action on Friday evening, when they travel to face South-end United at Roots Hall. Table-toppers Scunthorpe United are the next visitors to Chester, when they provide the opposition on Boxing Day.
Vaughan also paid a tribute to former manager Harry McNally, who passed away on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He said: "Harry was a great character and admired by everybody at the club. Quite rightly he is looked upon as something of a legend at Chester City. He will be missed by everybody who is involved with the club, our condolences go out to his family."