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Club captain Tim Ryan insists crisis club Chester City’s main objective ahead of tomorrow’s game at Mansfield is to see out the season.
The Blues club captain is now one of the most experienced players in the City squad after the recent departures of midfielder Anthony Barry, James Owen, Nick Chadwick and Gregg Blundell.
The quartet have all left in the January transfer window after being owed wages since November.
Ryan was assistant manager to Jim Harvey before the former Forest Green boss left the Blues by mutual consent earlier this month.
And the Stockport-born central defender is now providing support for newly-appointed director of football, Morell Maison.
Chester have not scored for six games and are still on minus three points after being docked 25 at the start of the season.
“We are obviously struggling with the number of players we currently have in our squad, but our main objective now is to see out the season,” said Ryan.
“Morell has come in while the club have been going through some difficult times and he has been trying to assure the players that he is fighting to get outstanding wages paid.
“I don’t know why some players have all decided to leave the club, but they have all probably worried about the club’s financial problems.”
Ryan skippered Chester in Tuesday night’s 1-0 home defeat against Salisbury City in front of just 425 spectators – City’s lowest home attendance since September 2001.
He added: “Mansfield will provide us with a tough game because I remember from our last meeting that they were a tough and physical team.
“But it certainly gives a good chance for our younger players to groom themselves.”

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Tomorrow’s BSP match with Crawley Town at The Broadfield Stadium, has been postponed following a referees inspection this afternoon. 

With a minimum of 3 inches of snow covering the playing surface and having taken into account the weather forecast for the next 24 hours plus giving consideration to the distance that City have to travel, the inspecting official had no option other than to declare the match OFF.

The match will be rescheduled for a later date.

City are next in action on Tuesday evening when they entertain Salisbury City in the BSP at the Deva Stadium.

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Chester City earned another point in the latest match away at Salisbury City in midweek.

After wasting two chances himself, Kevin Roberts turned provider to set up fellow midfielder Ben Wilkinson for his third goal of the season from 18 yards.

But Sean Clohessy levelled from Luke Ruddick’s cross just two minutes later in a boring Blue Square Premier clash.

And, to add injury to insult, Chester keeper John Danby was forced off in the process, being replaced by summer signing Andrew Murphy.

Chester City now travel to Wrexham on Sunday praying for a result against their biggest rivals!

Salisbury: Bittner, Clohessy, Turley, Webb, Prosser, Sinclair (Ruddick 74), Clarke, Anderson, Flood, Tubbs, Brown.

Subs: O’Hara, Spence, Toby Osman, Oastler.

Goal: Clohessy 81

Booked: Brown, Webb

Chester: Danby (Murphy 82), Rule (Lea 76), Kelly, Lynch, Ryan, Wilkinson, Roberts, Kay (Meynell 90), Ashton, Blundell, Chadwick.

Subs: Meynell, Owen, Ellams.

Goal: Wilkinson 79

Booked: Lynch

Referee: Marvin Thompson (Middlesex)

Attendance: 838

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Chester City return to action tonight with a long journey south, making their first ever visit to the Ray Mac Stadium in their latest Blue Square Premier match.

The Whites will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats on their travels – they lost 2-0 at Tamworth on Saturday having been beaten 2-1 at Gateshead a week earlier.

Meanwhile, Chester City will be hoping to return to winning ways after being comprehensively beaten by Stevenage Borough at the Deva Stadium last weekend.

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Further to the earlier statement issued in respect of Farsley Celtic Football Club Limited (see below), the Football Conference has been contacted mid afternoon by the administrator, stating that a new consortium wishing to purchase the football club have satisfied the administrator that funding is now available to allow tomorrow’s fixture at home to Stalybridge Celtic in the Blue Square North to proceed as scheduled.

The Board whilst recognising their earlier statement, appreciate that in the interest of the competition and the other member clubs playing in the Blue Square North, that this reversal should proceed, taking into account that it did not wish to see people inconvenienced or put to unjustified expense attending this fixture unless it could be guaranteed that it would take place.

Both clubs have been kept updated throughout the afternoon as events have unfolded.

The Football Conference Board will now urgently seek clarification from the administrator as to the long term future of Farsley Celtic FC Ltd.

THE Football Conference has released the following statement regarding both Salisbury City and Farsley Celtic:

BLUE SQUARE PREMIER – The Board of Directors has received verbal confirmation of Salisbury City Football Club’s application to enter Administration being approved by the High Court on Thursday, 3rd September 2009. In accordance with Membership Rule 14 the Club will, subject to its right of Appeal, incur a deduction of 10 points.

BLUE SQUARE NORTH – The Administrator of Farsley Celtic Football Club Limited has also verbally confirmed to the Board of the Football Conference, following the withdrawal of a potential purchaser of the Club it has not been possible to complete a sale.

There being insufficient funds coming into the Club, the Throstle’s Nest Ground has been closed and Farsley Celtic’s fixture against Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday, 5th September 2009 has been postponed.

The longer term future of the Club will be considered by the Conference Board when more detailed information is received from the Administrator.


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Chester City have today been handed a lifeline in their bid for survival in the Blue Sqaure Premier League.  League rivals  Salisbury City are to be hit with a 10-point deduction after they entered administration. That means they will slide to second from bottom in the standings, one place above Chester, giving Chester a massing boost of survival should they overhaul the massing 25 points deduction imposed on them.

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