Date: 9th June 2008 at 10:03pm
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Chester City look likely to be forced to pull the plug on their money spinning pre-season friendly against Liverpool because it clashes with a Chester Races meeting.

The Premiership giants are due to visit the Deva Stadium on Saturday, July 12 (3pm kick-off) for a fixture that would almost certainly result in a sell-out. But Cheshire Police have said they will be too stretched to cover the two sporting events on the same day.

Speaking to the Chester Chronicle, Chester City FC managing director Bob Gray explained the situation: ‘The situation is that the police are stretched and the police feel that the city would be too congested if we staged a football match and a race meeting.

‘All I can do is go back to the police and say ‘if we have a 12 noon kick off and put a 3,500 gate on it, would you look at the situation and give us a straightforward answer?` That`s the next step.’

Let’s hope the right result can prevail and City fans get treated to a top notch friendly with some quality footballing talent on display.