Date: 11th September 2006 at 5:58pm
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Club captain Stephen Vaughan looks set to leave the Saunders Honda Stadium on loan. It has been reported today that fellow league two club Boston United are interested in taking Stephen Vaughan on loan. It is thought that the deal could become permanent if a loan signing goes ahead.

Vaughan, son on Chester Chairman Stephen Vaughan, became unpopular with sections of the city support targetting abuse at him, following boss Mark Wright’s decision to hand him the captain’s armband.

Speaking on his club’s official website, Boston United manager Steve Evans said he made the approach to Chester City on Sunday and after extensive dialogue, he is now awaiting a response from the Saunders Honda Stadium.

Evans said: “Given our injury crisis, I have indeed approached the chairman and he has sanctioned a loan move for Chester player Stephen Vaughan.

“In my opinion, the boy is excellent in a number of positions and when I watched him recently against a very good Wrexham side, he was outstanding.

“I spoke to Chester City on Sunday and we will see where it goes. There is no doubt that he would strengthen our team and I am pleased that despite a severe lack of resources, the chairman and directors understand my situation.

“As we stand this morning, I will have no option but to name just 14 players on the teamsheet at Barnet and that`s how desperate things are, given that our treatment room is bursting at the seams with injured players.

“If the loan deal goes ahead and Stephen Vaughan does well, we will certainly be looking to make it a permanent move, because other than a midfield slot, he is also good in a number of other positions.”

Boston United are facing an injury crisis, bordering on horrific, with Simon Rusk, Brad Maylett, Mark Greaves, Lee Canoville, Paul Tait and Chris Holland all nursing problems, therefore leaving Evans with only 14 players, including two goalkeepers, for tomorrow`s trip to Underhill to face Barnet.