Chester FC defender in switch to the coast


Dennis Wall

NEIL YOUNG has confirmed that centre back Michael Taylor has left Chester to join AFC Fylde on a permanent deal.

The Blues boss praised the experienced defender for the key role he had played during Chester’s back-to-back title winning campaigns.

“The commitment and attitude both on and off the pitch displayed by Tayls has been second to none and Fylde will certainly benefit from what he can offer,” Young said.

“Michael has done a great job for us, and I know he wants to play regularly, but given the defenders we have at present his opportun-ities would have been limited.

“I’d like to thank Michael for his time at Chester and wish him luck at Fylde where I’m sure he’ll do well.”

Taylor was on loan to the Coasters earlier in the season, playing 11 times during a six week period and Chester-born AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor is delighted to see him sign a permanent deal.

Challinor said: “It’s a deal that we tried to make happen straight away whether it was extending his loan for another three months, which had he not got injured we probably would have done.”

Chester’s home league match against Harrogate Town has been rearranged for Wednesday, December 19, (7.45pm kick-off).

The match was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, but Harrogate were involved in the FA Cup first round at Torquay United.

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