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Transfer speculation: Craig Lindfield to Chester City (Loan)

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So is this what happens to FA Youth Cup winners who don’t really convince their managers? Two season ago, Craig Lindfield spearheaded Liverpool’s ultimately triumphant side that, under the guidance of Steve Heighway, won the club’s second ever FA Youth Cup.

He finished as the side’s top scorer and looked a genuine prospect. Perhaps not a sure fire star in the making but someone who worked hard enough on the abilities that he had to ensure that he had the edge on the others.

During that same season and in the following one he made the step up to the reserve team, confirming those earlier sensations. He even played in a couple of pre-season friendlies for the first team, famously scoring a goal against Wrexham in one of them.

But then his progress stalled. A couple of injuries didn’t help and neither did the arrival of Jordy Brouwer from Ajax’s academy. The Dutch striker got most of the playing time whilst Lindfield started looking for a temporary move on loan in order to get some first team experience.

That came with a month long move to Notts County where he scored a fantastic goal on his debut. It was the only one in four games but apparently enough to convince Chester that he could do for them.

Those who have seen Lindfield play for the reserves feel that he could play at a much higher level but he does not yet have the reputation to attract the interest of sides higher up the league structure. With the people at TLW having quite reliable contacts, the move to Chester on loan is a given if they say so. Hopefully, it will be the one that proves Lindfield’s abilities.


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