Chester facing goalkeeper crisis

06 April 2009 08:25
Chester City are facing a potential goalkeeping crisis if the injury sustained by John Danby in Saturday's 2-1 win at Notts County proves serious. The 27-year-old, Chester's only senior keeper, was forced off late on at Meadow Lane after damaging his shoulder making a brave save. Chester are currently waiting on a scan to determine the extent of the injury. But if Danby is ruled out, boss Mark Wright is hoping for special dispensation to sign a replacement. The up-for-sale club is currently under a transfer embargo, but with Chester's only other goalkeepers being untried trainees, Wright is hoping the footballing authorities will look favourably upon them. The results of Danby's scan are expected on Monday, and Wright needs to have the crisis sorted in time for next Saturday's home date with fellow strugglers Macclesfield Town. Danby's injury on Saturday marred an otherwise memorable afternoon for City, who survived a final half hour of intense pressure at Meadow Lane to record their first win since Boxing Day. Without a replacement keeper on the bench, 15-goal top scorer Ryan Lowe had to go in goal. And, although finally beaten after making two reflex saves, he held out for the victory that gives City some hope of escaping a second relegation from the Football League in nine years. They are now only a point behind third-from-bottom Grimsby Town in the battle to beat the drop.

Source: BBC_Sport