CHESTER City have a mini injury crisis to overcome as they prepare for tonight's game against Coca-Cola League Two leaders Walsall at the Deva Stadium.
Definitely out of contention are central defenders Paul Linwood (knee), Sean Hessey (thigh), and Phil Bolland (shoulder), while Ashley Westwood may be out with a hamstring injury.
Despite the mounting injury crisis City manager Mark Wright is still upbeat. He said: "Our physiotherapist's room has looked like a scene from Holby City this week, but we just have to get on with it.
"The injury problems couldn't have come at a worse time, but the fact we are playing the leading side, should act as a great incentive to those involved.
"Walsall are deservedly top but we have to show the sort of spirit we have shown in our last three matches, and we should be okay.
"The players have set a high standard and Graham (Barrow) and myself insist the squad sustain those levels. There are opportunities for players who haven't been involved this season, so if players do come in, it is up to them to prove to us that they deserve to stay there."
Chester have gleaned seven points from the last nine on offer, and they will be out to improve on their recent impressive patch. Midfielder Dean Bennett has a 50-50 of being named as substitute.
Meanwhile City failed to complete the loan signing of Lincoln midfielder Ryan Semple yesterday, but the negotiations may be resurrected next week.
CHESTER CITY (from): Danby, Palethorpe, Marples, Artell, Allen, Sandwith, Vaughan, Martinez, Hand, Wilson, Blundell, Walters, Broughton, Holroyd, Bennett, Rutherford, Cadwallader, Westwood.