Young Begins Player Recruitment

26 May 2010 11:15
Newly installed manager Neil Young admits he has barely paused for breath as he began the search for players yesterday. The 35-year-old was announced as Chester FC's first ever manager late last week after a whirlwind 48 hours of talks between his club Colwyn Bay and the Deva Stadium side. Young had just guided the Welsh UniBond First Division North outfit to promotion via the play-offs and his decision to leave the Llanelian Road team came as a shock but he admitted the lure of taking the Chester reigns was too tempting. Now Young is in a race against time to build a squad from scratch in time for the new season but is excited about the club’s aspirations. He said: “The decision to leave Colwyn has come as a surprise to many but as soon as I spoke to Steve Ashton (chief executive) and he explained the ambitions and plans for the club then I had to accept the offer. “There is a great fan-base here already as well as the ground and sometimes to go forwards, you’ve got to take a step backwards. “Chester is not only a big name throughout non-League but in the Football League circles as well. “I’m looking to get together a squad of 19-20 players within four or five weeks and have meetings set up with a number lined up for this week. I was busy planning for life in the UniBond Premier with Colwyn and identified targets; those targets have not changed.”


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