City Wants Clarets International Keeper

Clarets International Keeper Starts for Chester City

Chester City are hoping to complete loan move for Northern Ireland U21 international Conor Mitchell ahead of new season.  The Blues player / assistant manager Tom Shaw says the club are close to securing a loan deal signing for the Clarets goalkeeper.

Mitchell, played 90 minutes for Chester City on Saturday as they produced an impressive display against Sky Bet League Two side Port Vale to draw 1-1 in the final pre-season friendly before the National League campaign starts this coming weekend.

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A Northern Ireland under-21 international, Mitchell was also called up to train with the senior international side earlier this month and he has also had previous experience on loan at Bradford Park Avenue and Sheffield FC last season.

Burnley goalkeeper Mitchell looked solid on his first appearance for the Blues and Shaw is hopeful that they can push through a deal for him this week and bring him into the fold in time for Saturday’s trip to Solihull Moors.

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Speaking after the friendly Tom Shaw Said, “There are bits and bobs to work out with his parent club, but I thought he was excellent.  He was very accomplished in all parts of his game and there were some great communication with the back four.

I thought he was terrific and if we can get him signed up then we will have a selection headache and sleepless nights picking who goes in goal.

The young lad had a really good debut for club, we have fielded a number of trialist goalkeepers during the summer including Peter Crook and Calum Preston as we have sought to find a stopper who can push number one Alex Lynch for a starting spot.”

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