NATHAN Jarman is expected to remain a Chester FC player now the deadline set by Neil Young for his transfer has passed.

Blues boss Young had given Jarman until last weekend to find a club closer to his Scunthorpe home after the striker admitted he would struggle with the extra travelling involved in the Conference Premier next season.

But although there has been plenty of interest in the 26-year-old, the former Grimsby Town man was unable to strike a deal with any of his potential suitors.

Young has made bolstering his frontline his number one priority after losing Tony Gray to AFC Telford United and letting Marc Williams leave.

He is in advanced talks with forwards with Football League and Conference Premier experience but he will only ‘press the button’ when he feels the time is right.

Young, who will operate with one of the lowest budgets in the non-league top flight, also wants a centre-back, a right-back and two more wide attackers.

But he will not be signing any more central midfielders after the arrival of Kevin McIntyre, Jason Jarrett and Danny Harrison.

Former Chester City midfielder Roberto Martinez was yesterday appointed as the new manager of Everton.

The 39-year-old suffered mixed fortunes as Wigan Athletic boss last season.

He led them to their first FA Cup triumph but was unable to prevent them from being relegated from the Premier League.

Martinez will be joined at Everton by members of his Wigan backroom staff which currently includes Chester City legend Graham Barrow, his first team coach.