CHESTER City are hoping to tie up a loan deal for Liverpool striker Craig Lindfield in time for him to be available for Saturday’s match at Notts County.
The 19-year-old, who helped the Reds to FA Youth Cup victories in 2006 and 2007, will move to the Deva Stadium providing Chester can overcome issues regarding their salary cap.
City are understood to be close to their wage capping limit, but they are working closely with Liverpool to come to an arrangement that will mean the Lindfield deal can be done.
Chester owner Stephen Vaughan said: “We’re hoping to complete the signing of Craig Lindfield.
“We have got to overcome the salary management cap, but if we can do that he will join us on loan until the end of the season.”
Ellesmere Port-based Lindfield has been with Liverpool since the age of eight. A tall and athletic striker, he has recently returned from a loan spell with Notts County – City’s opponents tomorrow.
Lindfield – an England Under 19 international – scored 23 minutes into his Football League debut for the Magpies in a 2-0 victory over Accrington Stanley on November 3.
See Friday’s Chronicle for a full preview of City’s trip to Notts County.