Chester complete Hornby loan deal from Port Vale

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Vanarama National League side, Chester have signed goalkeeper, Sam Hornby on a month’s loan from Port Vale.

Following his arrival in the summer at Vale Park under former manager Michael Brown, the 22-year old has struggled, only managing a handful of appearances.

The return of Rob Lainton to training was another factor in the decision to let the keeper go out on loan

Manager Neil Aspin explained his decision: “It’s better for Sam to play some games.

‘To actually have three goalkeepers… I felt that we can’t afford to have three goalkeepers and only one playing.”

Hornby’s last loan spell was at National League North play-off semi-finalists Kidderminster Harriers during the 2016/17 campaign.

His initial loan spell at Chester will run until January 7th 2018.

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