MARK Wright is set to continue his resurrection work at Chester City by opening the door to Paul Rutherford once more.
After stating last weekend that he intended to take a look at Paul Butler and Tony Dinning, who have been on gardening leave since September under previous boss Simon Davies, Wright has opened the door to another forgotten man at the Deva Stadium in Rutherford.
Richie Partridge will also find he has the attention of the new boss as Wright looks to re-shape the team into a solid footballing unit.
“Paul Rutherford I know all about,” said Wright. “He’s got great ball control, he runs at pace with the ball and hasn’t been used a lot this season.
“I believe the club was trying to loan him out and get rid of him. No, Paul Rutherford is a good player.
“If he doesn’t start you bring him on and he’s hard to pick up. Play him in those little pockets, little holes and run at people, he’s a dangerous little so and so.”
Partridge has been told he must keep himself fit and take his training ground form onto the pitch but Wright is keen for him to be a success too.
“Partridge has lots of experience,” said Wright.
“What he needs to do is stay fit, get in the side, have a little boost in confidence, enjoy his training but then transfer it on to the pitch because you can be as good as you want on the training field, it counts for nothing.
“You have to perform in a game. His game is about taking people on, getting to the byline and putting crosses in and he has to do that.”
One player who Wright has his doubts about is Damien Mozika.
The Frenchman has become a fans’ favourite with his all-action style but Wright has concerns about his style of play.
“He has loads of energy and bombs around the field but one thing he hasn’t got is discipline and shape,” said Wright.
“He runs away from the play all the time and then you don’t know where he’s going to end up.
“I mean it looks good when you make tackles everywhere but really it’s about systems, shape and holding, being disciplined, staying in the hole when we’re defending.
“That’s something we have to get throught to him.
“But he loves to make a tackle, He loves to get about and he’ll be a plus for us for defending set plays against Aldershot.”