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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ravenhill Deal Collapses Again

The deal to make Ricky Ravenhill's move from Doncaster permanent has collapsed again after Chester failed to free up sufficient funds to cover his wages.

Chairman Stephen Vaughan admitted last week that the club was barely inside the League's wage capping regulations, but the official Chester site now states that the club has 'just' exceeded the cap again. Chester had given free transfers to two players in a bid to free up enough of the budget, but have so far failed to agree permanent deals to get the players out. They are also still chasing a goalkeeper to aid inexperienced stopper Jon Danby but, again, a move can only come after players have departed.

Chester have a meeting with the Football League tomorrow to discuss the budget problems, and could face sanctions if they remain over the cap once the transfer window shuts.

Ravenhill's future is now uncertain, but he could have a future at Doncaster after Rovers sacked manager Dave Penney this morning. Penney guided the club from the Conference to their highest league position in 50 years, but has paid the price for a poor start to this season.