THE striker deemed surplus to requirements by the Blues is now the hottest property outside of the Football League. That is AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown’s view of Cambridge’s United newly-capped England C international Chris Holroyd.
Nantwich-born Holroyd, 22, parted company with City by mutual consent last summer but he has proved his potential at the U’s and currently shares top spot in the Blue Square Premier scoring charts with nine goals – three of which came on his first return to the Deva in August.
Brown, who has masterminded the Dons’ rise in recent years, said: “I like the boy and I think he has genuine talent. He goes one way, he goes the other and he leaves good defenders not knowing what time of day it is.
“If Cambridge are serious about going one step further this time then they need to keep hold of him. Whatever the offers in the new year – because they will be some – they need to hold firm. He is a fantastic player.”
Striker Lewis Alessandra is unlikely to return to Chester in a hurry – after it was confirmed that the ankle injury he sustained earlier this month while on loan with the Blues will keep him out for up to four months.
Alessandra, now back at Oldham Athletic, said: “I really enjoyed my time at Chester. It’s a totally different set-up there – not as professional as here – but it’s good and the lads were top. Mick Wadsworth was great with me and I really hope they stay up.”