Next Game: Pre-Season Friendly - Melksham Town Away on Saturday 7th July

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wright after mid-fielder Martinez

Chester City are reported to have made a better offer to former Swansea City midfielder Roberto Martinez.

"We have made what I think is an attractive revised offer to Roberto, and hopefully he will agree to join us," said Mark Wright the Chester City manager.

"I am aware that there are other clubs interested in signing him, but with a player of his quality, it is only natural that he will attract a lot of interest."

33 year-old Martinez spent three and a half years at Swansea.

Meanwhile, misfit Michael Branch is off the transfer list and back in the Chester fold after apparently patching up his differences with manager Mark Wright. The midfielder made a surprise return to training this week and is expected to play in tonights friendly with Droylsden after Chester failed to impress in six pre-season friendlies so far.

Finally, former Hereford United goalkeeper Matt Baker had a trial game for Gillingham last night.