NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE club Forest Green Rovers last night enquired about the availability of Chester City's midfield player Andy Harris.
The former Leyton Orient and Liverpool junior, who celebrates his 28th birthday next week, hasn't figured in City's first team since the home defeat against Cheltenham Town at the beginning of this month.
Forest Green - who are managed by ex-Chester City chief scout Alan Lewer - have already taken City striker Kevin Rapley on loan as they strive to climb away from the Conference relegation zone.
City chairman Stephen Vaughan said last night: "We have given Alan Lewer permission to speak to Andy Harris. Initially he wants to take the player on a month's loan, with a view to a permanent signing.
"I am prepared to part finance the loan spell, if it helps Andy to gain a contract with another club."
Vaughan also revealed that defender David Bayliss and utility player Ian Hillier had returned to Luton Town following their two-month loan spell with City.
Meanwhile, the young Leeds United striker Andy Keogh, who was linked with a move to Chester last November, has signed for fellow Coca-Cola League Two side Scunthorpe Utd.