Date: 15th September 2006 at 10:41pm
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Chester City manager Mark Wright has admited the temptation to hand teenage striker Chris Holroyd a first start of the season is becoming almost irresistible.

Holroyd, made an inspirational impact during a pre-season game against Northwich Victoria in July and since, Manager Mark Wright has eased the 19-year-old into the first-team picture with a series of brief appearances from the substitutes bench.

With Chester’s bleak attacking options, if no new signing is forthcoming before the weekend, Mark Wright could blood the youngster in his first full league game.

‘It’s a consideration – and it has to be because he’s so natural,’ said the Chester boss after Tuesday’s nil nil draw with Notts County.

‘He’s shown a lot of flair when he’s come on. Whether at this moment in time it would be the right thing for him, I don’t know. It’s something that Graham Barrow and I will have a long chat about.

‘When he comes on, he looks something. If he gets a chance, you’ll see what he can do.’

Holroyd has appeared from the bench in the Blues’ last four games but is yet to start for the Saunders Honda Stadium club at senior level.

He faces competition for a starting place from form Rushden and Diamonds forward Drewe Broughton and £100,000+ club record signing Gregg Blundell, who paired up in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at home to Notts County.

Wright added: ‘We want goals – don’t think for one moment we don’t. We’d love to be sitting on the bench two or three up. It’s what the forwards want as well. But things at this moment in time just aren’t happening for them and maybe they just need a little bit of luck.’