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Friday, July 21, 2006

Chester Blame Agent In Ravenhill Saga

Chester City have blamed the player's agent for their deal to sign Ricky Ravenhill from Doncaster collapsing.

A statement on the official site claims the deal was not acceptable to Chester, 12 days after they confirmed his signing: "Much consideration has been made over the matter and Chester City have reached the conclusion that the costs of the deal over 2 years outweighted the longer term benefits and as such was not in our best interests.

"Issues with the players agent have also contributed to the collaspse of the move, which would say has no inference of bad feeling to Doncaster Rovers or the player concerned."

Meanwhile, boss Mark Wright has admitted that new keeper Jon Danby isn't ready for the new season: "We're trying to get Jon to go out to a few Premiership sides to get some coaching. He needs to work on a couple of things and we haven't got a goalkeeping coach, so it's difficult for him."

Chester are still looking for a second keeper after losing both Wayne Brown and Chris MacKenzie in the summer, and are giving a trial to Polish stopper Wojtek Kaczmarek.