CHESTER CITY manager Mark Wright will try and bolster his squad this week by initially signing an experienced goalkeeper and also bringing in a striker on loan. 
 
Last week's cancellation of striker Michael Branch's contract by mutual consent, means that Wright has space in his budget under the league wage-capping rules, and he is set to strengthen his team who are currently unbeaten in their last six outings. 
 
City defeated Hartlepool United 2-1 on Friday night - a victory which pushed them to within four points of a Coca-Cola League Two play-off placing. However, the goal they conceded came following a mistake by first-choice keeper Jon Danby. 
 
Wright said: "The Hartlepool goal unfortunately came following a mistake by Jon and I would like to bring in another goalkeeper in order to create competition for places in that department. 
 
"I have targeted a player, but I would prefer not to divulge his name at the moment." 
 
It is understood that the player who is under the City manager's scrutiny has Football League experience, and was with a League One outfit last season. 
 
Wright is also expected to continue his search for another striker this week. 
 
He said: "There could well be developments, with certain players moving out of the club and possibly one or two coming in." 
 
Chester have arranged to play their Johnstone's Paint second round tie against Stockport County on October 31 at the Deva Stadium with a 7.45pm kick-off. 
 
Meanwhile, it is expected that Chester will review their controversial "Friday night football" experiment, following last Friday's disappointing attendance against Hartlepool. 
 
Despite marketing initiatives which offered concessionary pricing for accompanied youngsters, and pre-match entertainment, the attendance of just over 2,500 was nearly 400 down on the average crowd at the Deva this season. 
 
Less than 300 visiting supporters made the trip from the North East. However, according to club sources between 800 to 1,000 would have made the journey if the game had been played on Saturday. 
 
There also appears to be a certain amount of apathy among local fans to Friday evening matches.