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Chester FC daily digest: Lynch on his road back, success for young Blues and possible fixture change

Your Blues round up from Tuesday, October 18

Your Blues news from today

With the dust now settled following the FA Cup fourth qualifying round defeat at Southport, Chester FC now move forward with a clash at York City on Saturday just around the corner.

There has been plenty of news in and around the Blues today and we've brought it all together in your daily digest. Here's what's been happening.

Well in, lads

Chester's academy side booked their place in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup last night with an 8-0 success at Newcastle Benfield.

Four goals from Nathan Brow, two from Tom Crawford and goals from Ilan Ap-Gareth and Connor Rowbottom ensured safe passage for Calum McIntyre's side.

You can read the full report HERE .

Chester FC's victorious academy side

Lynch speaks

New Chester keeper Alex Lynch took the time to speak with us regarding his move to the Blues.

The 21-year-old, who is still awaiting international clearance, has been playing at Bala Town most recently but has Football League experience with Wycombe Wanderers.

He has been brought in to challenge Liam Roberts for the number one spot and spoke on finding his way back into the game following injury HERE .

Possible fixture change

The FA Cup exit at the hands of Southport left Chester with a blank weekend on Saturday, November 5.

The Chronicle understands that the club have been in dialogue with North Ferriby United about switching their scheduled date on Tuesday, November 29 to the free weekend.

But with Wrexham facing a replay and Tranmere Rovers already out of the competition there is the possibility that the Yorkshire side could face either of those two sides at home on that date.

Watch this space.

Mills wants Caskey

New York City boss Gary Mills will mark his first National League game as Minstermen boss on Saturday when Chester visit Bootham Crescent.

Unsurprisingly, the ex-Wrexham manager has made his former Racecourse assistant Darren Caskey his first target and hopes to have him installed as assistant manager in time for the visit of the Blues.

York were dumped out of the FA Cup at the fourth qualifying round stage on Monday night when they lost their replay to Curzon Ashton in Mills's first game in charge.

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Gary Mills and Darren Caskey


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