Date: 24th October 2006 at 10:21pm
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Chester City manager Mark Wright has confirmed that he is stepping up his search for a new striker by naming two target’s.

The Blues boss has earmarked Brentford`s Calum Willock and Leyton Orient`s Lee Steele as targets in his bid to find a proven goalscorer to help guide City up the Coca-Cola League Two table.

Wright has seen Chester compile a six-game unbeaten run which included a battling 2-1 victory at home to Hartlepool United on Friday night. But he is keen to strengthen his attacking options and see City start to capitalise on the number of chances they create during the course of a game.

Wright said: “I think everyone is aware that I am looking for a centre forward to increase competition for places. I can confirm that I am interested in both Calum Willock and Lee Steele.

‘Lee is a Liverpool lad and it`s a case of whether Leyton Orient would want to let him go. He is keen to move back to the North West and I know if we can conclude a deal it will benefit both parties. He is a proven goalscorer and would be an asset to the club.

“I can confirm that we have made an inquiry about Calum Willock who played for me while I was at Peterborough. It`s no secret that I admire the way he plays – he is quick and direct and he imposes himself on opposition defenders.

“If a transfer can be completed he would give us something extra. Hopefully I can tie up at least one deal prior to our weekend trip to Barnet.”

Wright is anxious to see a potent strikeforce to complement strong defence and midfield departments. He added: “I have been pleased with Jon Walters and Gregg Blundell in recent weeks, but in reality they haven`t been scoring goals and I need to increase competition for places in attack.

“Chris Holroyd is still only young and I`m looking to send him out on loan because I feel he would benefit from experience of regular appearances.”