Date: 28th April 2006 at 10:49pm
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Chester City have today announced that they are to open talks with goalkeeper Chris Mackenzie early next week, with a view to extending the 33-year-old Northampton-born player’s stay at the Sanders Honda Stadium.

Mackenzie, who is out of contract this summer, suffered a broken thumb in mid -December and his absence coincided with one of City’s worst ever sequences of results, the club losing 15 of the 17 Coca Cola League Two games they played.

The player’s return to the side at the end of March saw Chester embark on an unbeaten seven-match run, which has seen the club move away from the relegation places.

Mackenzie joined City two years ago from Telford United. Prior to that he was with Hereford United and Leyton Orient.

City chairman Stephen Vaughan said last night: ‘We will sit down with Chris (Mackenzie) and his adviser next week and hopefully we can agree a contract which will extend his stay with us at Chester City.