Mark Wright is set to make Doncaster Rovers defender Mark Albrighton the first signing of his second spell in charge of Chester City.
Albrighton has agreed a one-month loan
The duo held talks on Thursday and Albrighton is due to join the League Two strugglers on an initial one-month loan on Friday.
The 29-year-old has started 18 games for Rovers this season and 90 in total since moving from Telford in May 2002.
Wright will hope the centre-half can halt a run of 11 defeats in 12 games.