Chester FC boss Steve Burr has confirmed that Matty Hughes' loan spell at the Blues has been extended by a further month.
League One side Fleetwood Town agreed to allow Hughes, 22, an extended stay at the Swansway Chester Stadium where he has been a hit since making his debut against Aldershot last month, netting three times in five matches.
Blues manager Burr expressed is delight at keeping hold of the diminutive striker for a further month, although he will be without him for three games, beginning with this weekend's FA Cup first round trip to Southend United, after he was sent off during the final game of his loan spell, the 3-2 defeat at Eastleigh last Saturday.
"I'm delighted that Matty Hughes is staying with us for another month as he has made a big difference in his time with us," said Burr.
"Both Matty and Fleetwood are happy for him to stay here, which is great news for us. He has given us the movement and a bit more up front, much like Matty Taylor did for us during his loan spell here last season."
After reviewing Hughes' red card at Eastleigh on Saturday, where he was involved in an altercation with Dean Beckwith, who was also red-carded, Burr said that the club would not be appealing the decision.
"We've had a look and we don't feel we can appeal the decision so we will be without him for three games. There was no chance of us getting him off with it." said Burr.
"It's a blow but we will have a look at ways we can cope in his absence."