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Jim Harvey, manager of Blue Square North play-off chasers Stalybridge Celtic, has been reunited with experienced former England semi-professional international defender Tim Ryan after the demise of Chester City.
He started his career at Scunthorpe United. The former England semi-professional international defender had two spells at Doncaster with Dave Penney where he won back to back promotions after a three-year spell with Southport.
He started his second spell with Doncaster after rejoining from on a Bosman free transfer from Southport in June 2000. Following the end of his second spell with Doncaster in March 2006 he joined Peterborough United.
Ryan spent the end of the 2005/06 campaign with the Posh but found himself at Boston for the start of the 2006/07 campaign. However, with the Pilgrims struggling for cash he moved to Darlington in the summer of 2007.
He transferred to Chester in July 2009 and two months later was appointed as caretaker-manager.
After taking charge of a goalless draw at Hayes & Yeading, Ryan became assistant-manager to then new boss Jim Harvey.

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In what would be another major blow for the Blues, it has been reported today that Chester City Captain Tim Ryan is being linked with a move to Stalybridge Celtic.  The Blue Square North club are led by former City manager Jim Harvey.

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Chester City midfielder Rhys Meynell has been linked with a possible loan move to Blue Square Premier rivals Kidderminster Harriers, according to reports in the local press earlier today.

Former Barnsley player Meynell was signed in the summer by former City boss Mick Wadsworth after spells with Gretna and AFC Telford United. However, his progress at The Deva Stadium has been hampered by a number of niggling injury problems.

New Harriers` boss Steve Burr is keen to bolster the play-off chasing squad he inherited when he took over the managerial hotseat at Aggborough last month, and indicated that the ex-Stalybridge Celtic manager would make a move for Meynell when the loan transfer window re-opens next week.

City’s hierarchy will be preparing for Wednesday`s meeting with the Football League, with a representative of the Football Conference also expected to attend.

The authorities are thought to be looking for further information from the club about the current financial state of the club.

Chester survived a winding up petition in the High Court last week by HM Revenue & Customs, but they must return on March 10 to detail how they are going to pay arrears of £26,000.

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Darren Ryan, manager of Principality Welsh Premier club Newtown (and a former Deva Stadium favourite from the early nineties), is hoping to bring a clutch of new faces to Latham Park to bolster his `Super 12` aspirations.

Ryan is keen on out-of-favour Aberystwyth striker Andy Evans, who is interesting several other clubs.

A former Cardiff City trainee, Evans won a Welsh under-21 cap, before drifting through Merthyr Tydfil and Ebbw Vale to Aberystwyth and a £15,000 move to Barnsley.

After service with Mansfield Town, Chester City, Stalybridge Celtic, Frickley Athletic, Belper Town and Ossett, he rejoined the Seasiders in summer 2006 and has notched forty-four goals from 161 games, but has made just four appearances from the bench this season.

Good luck Ryan in your bid to achieve ‘super 12’ status in the Welsh Premier League this season.

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City host Northwich Victoria tonight in the quarter-final’s of the Cheshire Senior Cup at the Deva Stadium.

Admission prices are £5.00 for adults, £3.00 for juniors and concessions.

The game will kick off at 7:30pm with the winners facing a home tie against Runcorn Linnets in the semi-final who defeated Witton Albion last night thanks to a goal from Paul Fildes.

City earned their passage into the quarter-finals last month when goals from Lloyd Ellams and Connell Rawlinson ensured a 2-1 win at Stalybridge Celtic.

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stalybridge-celtic-fcChester City’s second string overcame a strong Stalybridge Celtic side 2-1 to win through to the next round of the Cheshire Senior Cup at the Bower Fold tonight.

A team mainly made up of reserves opened brightly with young prospect Lloyd Ellams taking the lead for City wih just seconds on the clock.

Former Chester City star Joe O’Neill equalised for the hosts midway through the first half, however Chester regained the lead through Connell Rawlinson twelve minutes into the second half.  Chester should have extended their lead with six minutes remaining when Joe Freeman was unfortunate to see his shot ricochet off the woodwork and back into play.

The Blues will now play host to famous FA Cup victors, Northwich Victoria at the Deva Stadium.  The game is scheduled to be played during the week beginning 15th December 2009.

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