MARK WRIGHT is hopeful of adding at least two more players to his squad this week, following the re-signing of central defender Sean Hessey yesterday.
The 27-year-old Liverpudlian, who was outstanding in City's final run in of last season, which saw the club pull away from the relegation zone, signed a new two year deal with the Deva Stadium club.
The 27-year-old former Huddersfield, Kilmarnock and Blackpool man was signed by City boss Mark Wright two years ago.
Following the signing, the City manager said: "I have further meetings with three more players, and their representatives this week.
"And I am hopeful that at least two of the players will join us.
"It is extremely difficult to make a lot of progress in signing players at the moment.
"This is because players' wage demands have risen immeasurably and in certain cases, players are unwilling to commit themselves at the moment." Reflecting on Hessey's decision to pledge the next two years to the club, Wright said: "Sean didn't manage to play that many games last season because he was out of action with injury.
"But he did extremely well when he returned to full fitness in the final spell of the campaign, proving what a useful asset he is to the club.
"The player has a great deal of ability, and has two extremely good feet.
"He needs to work on the mental and fitness side of his game, but the more he plays and the more his confidence increases, we will all see what an accomplished player he is."
Meanwhile Chester have arranged another pre season friendly match, to bring their tally of warm up games to seven.
They will face championship side Stoke City at the Deva Stadium on Tuesday July 11, kick off 5.45pm.
City's other home friendly matches are against Chesterfield (July 22), Blackpool (July 24), and Huddersfield Town on Saturday July 29.
The new Football League season starts on Saturday August 5.