Chester Evening Leader

Powering the Northern powerhouse

Year: 2016

City Willing To WAIT for Eddie

SIMON DAVIES today revealed that Eddie Johnson would be a Chester player within the next six weeks. The Blues boss is keen to include the Chester-born striker in his squad after a trial period at the club following a frustrating time yesterday in his failed attempt to release midfielder Paul Rutherford before last night’s transfer deadline. Davies said: “I was in a situation of having to get a player out before thinking about any new signings. “Our attempt to release Paul Rutherford to Northwich Victoria didn’t work which was slightly frustrating. I thought a deal was nailed on but we were unable to do anything.

“I’m in a situation like other lower league clubs of having a budget and business plan to work with and I have to be shrewd.

“But I can reveal that Eddie Johnson will be a Chester City player within

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