BOSTON UNITED’S injury crisis could mean that winger Brad Maylett may be returning to the relegation-threatened York Street outfit from Chester City in the next day or so.
The 26-year-old Manchester-born player, joined City on a temporary loan transfer until the end of the season earlier this month, but with only 12 fit first team squad players available, the Lincolnshire club are poised to recall the winger immediately.
City chairman Stephen Vaughan said last night: “If we can help Boston out, we certainly will do so. I understand they have a horrendous injury list at the moment so when an official request is received by us, we certainly won’t block any move to recall the player.”
In another development last night Boston verbally asked if City striker Drewe Broughton, who is currently on loan with United, could play in the fixture against Chester on Saturday April 21.
“I have spoken about this request with my manager Mark Wright, but unfortunately this is one request we don’t feel we can agree to,” said Vaughan.
Such is Boston’s injury plight that they could only name three substitutes for last weekend’s game at Wycombe Wanderers.
Meanwhile, Chester have granted former players Iain Jenkins and Stuart Rimmer a testimonial match. Both players started their careers with Everton, and it is hoped that the Premier League club will agree to face a City side during the summer at the Deva Stadium as part of the testimonial event.
City’s reserve side are in action today when they travel to face Preston North End in a Pontin’s League fixture.