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Neil Young has made signing a new goalkeeper an immediate priority after Richard Whiteside was injured in the win that took the Blues to the top of the First Division North.
Chester's number one limped off late on in yesterday's thrilling derby victory at Cammell Laird and, with Chris Oldfield having controversially departed to Darlington, Young is currently without a keeper for Tuesday's Evo-Stik League Challenge Cup clash at Newcastle Town (7.45pm).
Young, who has reported Darlington to the FA for making an alleged illegal approach for Oldfield, said: "People may have questioned why we are pursuing Darlington - but they will know why now.
"Goalkeeper is the hardest position to fill and, as we can only offer a second goalkeeper's position, we're not a massive draw. So what we've got to do is find a good young kid like Chris.
"Hopefully Richard will be fit for the weekend, but I've got to get a keeper on loan for at least a month, just to cover in case he's out for longer."
The win at Darlington was as welcome as it was surprising.
After a game against Aldershot where it appeared as though City could have played all day and night without scoring, an early Darlo goal seemed to signal inevitable defeat.
But for the 50 Chester fans who made the midweek trip to the North East, an unforeseen comeback was around the corner. It's probably too early too judge whether the new manager was truly behind this change in fortune. Could Chester have come from one down to lead, and then hold that lead for 40 minutes under Simon Davies?
Possibly, in a one off game. The upcoming fixtures against fellow strugglers Bournemouth, Notts County and Accrington will give a clearer picture of the extent to which Wright's formula, which brought mostly good results across his first two spells at the club, is being successfully implemented this time around.
Certainly in these games, Chester won't want to be conceding any last minute winners, as the Chester City darts team managed to do in losing 6-5 to Bolton this week. Just like the football team, the darts team have been eliminated from the cup and are now left to concentrate on the league for the rest of the season.