Forest Green Rovers' striker Matty Taylor has joined Chester FC on loan until the end of the season.
Blues' boss Steve Burr has brought the 23-year-old to the Swansway Chester Stadium to boost his side's firepower heading into the back end of the season.
Taylor moved to Rovers in September 2011 from Southern League club North Leigh, where he scored almost 80 goals in two seasons.
A hardworking centre forward, he has started 72 games since joining Forest Green, scoring 24 times, and an impressive start to the current campaign saw Taylor win an England C call but injury forced him to withdraw from the squad.
He has scored three goals in 13 appearances this season, but has not featured since December 28 and his current deal runs out at the end of the season.
Rovers' manager Adrian Pennock has signed forwards Lee Hughes and Jason Walker this month and has deemed Taylor surplus to requirements.
"Forest Green have been on a good run and Matty has fallen a little out of favour there," said Burr.
"But he knows what this level is about, he's an excellent player and he's always done well when he's played against me and I'm looking forward to working with him.
"There were one or two Conference Premier clubs after him and a few lower down but he wanted to come to Chester and that's very pleasing for me.
"His contract is up at the end of the season and he wants to prove he's a good player and put himself in the shop window."
Burr had made it clear that a new striker was top of transfer window shopping list and had been heavily linked with a loan move for Anthony Malbon, who he managed for Kidderminster Harriers.
The Chronicle understands the player was keen on the switch but his parent club were less enthused and that deal would now appear to be off.
Burr could still look to add to his squad before the window closes, although any new arrivals may depend on fringe players moving on.
He said: "There is room for us to bring in a non-contract player but he's a free agent so the transfer window doesn't really impact on that one.
"With that and what we have got in already, it might be a case of moving one or two out but I want to everybody if I can and give them an opportunity.
"If there is a chance of the right player becoming available then we might have to see what we can do."
Taylor will go straight into the squad for tomorrow's home game with Welling United (3pm).
Meanwhile, the club has confirmed a number of fixture changes for the remainder of the season.
Macclesfield will visit the Swansway Chester Stadium on Tuesday, February 18 (7.45pm) in the Cheshire Senior Cup second round.
That date had been fixed for the rearranged Skrill Premier home game with Southport, but that will now take place on Tuesday, March 18 (7.45pm) instead and Chester FC secretary Calvin Hughes expressed his gratitude to the Sandgrounders and the league for agreeing to the switch.
League officials have confirmed all Skrill Premier games on the final day of the season will be evening kick offs with the Blues hosting Salisbury City on Saturday, April 26 (5.30pm).