BRADLEY Barnes could be become the latest Chester player to make the move to Colwyn Bay.
The Seagulls, who already have six Blues old boys on their books, are one of the clubs who want to sign the midfielder on loan after he was told he has no future at the Exacta Stadium.
Barnes is a fans’ favourite but finds himself way down the pecking order thanks to the form of Michael Powell and Alex Brown and the impending return of Ashley Williams.
Chester boss Neil Young, who also has the option of playing Christian Smith in midfield, said: “Bradley has been given two or three options in terms of loans. I now expect him to take up one of those options as he needs to play football.”
Barnes, who is under contract, featured in a behind-closed-doors clash against Airbus UK Broughton on Monday which the Blues won 4-2.
Star striker Michael Wilde continued his return to full match fitness by playing 70 minutes.
However, it was big summer signing Jamie Rainford who caught the eye with a brace of goals.
Young, who was also impressed by second-choice goalkeeper Adam Judge, said: “Jamie is improving by the week and I don’t think it will be long before he’s at his best.”
Chester, who faced Chorley last night in a match played after The Chronicle went to press, are without a game this weekend.
The Blues have been drawn away to Stalybridge Celtic in the second round of the Cheshire Senior Cup. The tie will take place on Tuesday, November 8 (7.45pm).
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