CHESTER CITY manager Mark Wright returns to his Deva Stadium desk today following a well-earned holiday and he faces a hectic period as the clubs builds for life in the Football League.
One of the first tasks on Wright's agenda is to appoint a new assistant manager, following the departure of Steve Bleesdale, then the work of assembling his playing squad will resume in earnest.
"Mark and myself will sit down and discuss all the issues and I can see this being a busy week for us both," said City chairman Stephen Vaughan.
The Chester chairman added: "There are a number of players who we have targeted and we will be talking to some of them and of course discussing candidates for the position of Mark's assistant.
"As I have said many times before, we are an extremely ambitious club and this is a critical period in the build-up to the new campaign."
One player who is interesting to City is a wing back who has connections with Liverpool Football Club.
Chester's midfielder Ben Davies is in the Welsh National game squad, who face Scotland at Keith Football Club's ground tomorrow night.
The game is the opening match in a four-nation tournament, which also includes England and the Republic of Ireland.
The round robin competition runs until next Sunday.
Meanwhile, Shrewsbury Town will join Nationwide Conference champions Chester City in the Football League's third division next August.
Shrewsbury defeated Aldershot Town in a tense Conference play-off final at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium yesterday. The scores were locked at 1-1 after extra-time, but The Shrews won the resulting penalty shoot-out 3-0.