CHESTER City have been handed a major boost on the eve of tonight’s trip to York City (7.45pm) after Mark Beesley’s loan from Cambridge United was extended by a further month.
The 28-year-old striker has been in fine form since returning to the Deva Stadium and has played a major part in Jim Harvey side’s season-reviving three-match winning run.
The only stipulation of the new deal, which expires on December 5, is that Beesley will not be able to face his parent club when City travel to the Abbey Stadium on December 1.
While Beesley will be in the squad to face an in-form York side who knocked Crewe Alexandra out of the FA Cup on Saturday, Blues boss Harvey will be without on-loan centre-back Johnny Flynn.
The impressive 20-year-old – who turns 21 next Wednesday – has been called-up for Northern Ireland Under 21s’ UEFA European U21 Championships qualifiers against Germany on Friday and Czech Republic next Tuesday.
The fit-again Shaun Kelly could take Flynn’s place in the heart of Chester’s defence while midfielder Anthony Barry may also be included in the travelling party after he returned to training yesterday.