CHESTER manager Mark Wright believes Football League newcomers Accrington Stanley could shock a number of clubs this season.

The Nationwide Conference champions are City's opponents in tomorrow's League opener at the Deva Stadium and Wright knows how his opposite number John Coleman is feeling.

"I remember when Chester won the Conference and I am aware they are on a roll and it's hard to stop. All I'm hoping is that we can get a result. That's all that matters.

"I really believe that several clubs will be shocked by Accrington. I've seen them play in pre-season and I think they are a good side."

Wright added: "League Two is an extremely open division. Every team will be capable of beating everybody else. It is going to be an interesting and absorbing year."

Meanwhile, Chester have been linked with the Caernarfon goalkeeper Paul Pritchard. The 22-year-old ex-Welsh under 18 international was previously with Bangor City.

City chairman Stephen Vaughan said last night: "We are on the lookout for a second goalkeeper, but I would rather not comment on our targets.

"We have to be careful because we have exceeded our permitted salary capping limit, but I understand that emergency goalkeeping cover can be excluded from the current legislation."

Chester yesterday submitted a sum of money to the League, prior to the forthcoming tribunal for the former Tranmere Rovers central defender Paul Linwood.

Linwood is included in the Chester squad for tomorrow's Accrington clash.

Former City midfielder Craig Dove is having trials with Rochdale. Dove made five appearances for Chester.