THERE is “no pressure” on former Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion and Watford defender James Chambers to sign for Worcester City, insists manager Carl Heeley.

The 35-year-old, who announced his retirement last year, made his second appearance for City when he started in their 2-0 victory over Sutton Coldfield last Friday.

But Heeley said the talks remained “relaxed” as Chambers, who also played for Walsall, Doncaster Rovers, Cardiff City and Hereford United during his career, continues to consider whether or not to play competitive football again.

“It is very open with James,” said Heeley.

“He wants to play some minutes, we are happy to give him that and we will see where it goes.

“But it is relaxed and we are putting no pressure on him.

“He knows where we are and what we want to do, but we will see.”

Chambers, who memorably secured promotion to the Premier League with West Brom in 2002 and Watford in 2006, currently runs a business called My Farewell.

Heeley said the former England Under-20 international was looking to return to the game and insisted City were the only club he was talking to ahead of the new season.

“We talk regularly with him,” Heeley said.

“He knows we would like to get him on board, but it is not about whether he wants to sign for us or whether we can agree a deal, it is about whether he feels he can commit to playing football again as he has had over a year out and that’s all we are talking about.”

Chambers played the full 90 minutes at centre back against Stratford Town earlier this month before featuring at right back against Sutton Coldfield.

Despite going off at half-time, Heeley said it was only the conditions at Coles Lane which stopped him from playing longer.

“He played right back as he has played a lot of games there before, but he can also play in the central defence and in midfield,” Heeley added.

“It was just the surface, playing on an artificial pitch, on Friday, which is difficult on the knees, so he was only ever going to play 45 minutes (against Sutton).”

n Fresh from winning Worcestershire FA Senior Cup at the weekend, Kidderminster Harriers have the chance to secure further silverware at Aggborough tonight (7.45pm).

Harriers take on Hereford FC in the first ever Steve Millington Memorial Trophy.

Evesham United will continue their preparations for the new season with a friendly against rivals Littleton at the Jubilee Stadium.