CHESTER CITY will play their fourth pre-season game today when they entertain Chesterfield.
City manager Mark Wright was pleased with the midweek victory at Cammell Laird, but is aware today's opposition will provide a sterner test.
He said: "Chesterfield will step up the quality of our opposition, so we will be able to assess the players' capabilities ."
Wright will give run-outs to defenders Sean Hessey and Ashley Westwood who both missed the Lairds clash.
He will also play trialists Jon Newby and Mikael Wojtek, and youngsters Chris Holroyd and Robert Marsh-Evans.
He added: "I've got so much time for the young boy Chris Holroyd. In training he's a great finisher; he's quick, he's so enthusiastic and everything about him tells me that he's
first class. "I'm really pleased with him and he'll play a lot of reserve team football for us this year and I actually think he could break through into the first team. "If he gets chances he'll score."
Wright also praised his young defender Marsh-Evans and considers the player has a great future in the game.
He added: "Marsh-Evans is another youngster who will do well for us. He heads the ball well and he has a
great left peg which is a real bonus. There aren't many left sided centre halves in this country at the moment. "I feel we've got to work as hard on Marsh-Evans as we did on Danny Collins. That work paid dividends because of course he was transferred to Sunderland bringing cash into the club. Rob is a fit boy. He's quick, he's dominant and most importantly he is keen to learn. I can't ask for more from a player and I think he'll get better."
Chester City (from): Danby, S Vaughan, Wilson, Allen, Linwood, Artell, McSporran, Hessey, Westwood, Hand, Broughton, Blundell, Bennett, Walters, Holroyd, Newby, Sandwith, Marsh-Evans, Rutherford, Wolski.
* LOCAL rivals Northwich Victoria and Witton Albion meet at the New Victoria Stadium today in the semi-final of the Mid Cheshire FA Senior Cup , held over from the end of last season.
Witton manager Jimmy Vince said: "Northwich have many players with great experience who ought to win, but you never know."
Today's winners will host newly-promoted UniBond League side Alsager Town in the final next Thursday.