Chester snap up Atieno
By Simon Fudge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Chester City have signed striker Taiwo Atieno on a month's loan from League One club Walsall.
The move becomes the 19-year-old's second loan spell away from The Bescot Stadium this season after the hit-man spent three months in League Two with Steve Parkin's Rochdale.
Despite heading out on loan for a second time, Atieno is looking forward to playing for Ian Rush's side.
"It'll be a good experience," Atieno told the club's official website.
"Chester are near the bottom of League Two, so hopefully I can help them move up the table.
"Rochdale weren't having the best of times when I went there, but now, they're just outside the play-offs.
"I wasn't actually being touted for another loan move but, after sitting down with the manager, we decided it was the best thing for me to do."
Meanwhile, The Saddlers have been dealt a blow by the news that experienced midfielder Mark Kinsella has suffered leg injury in training.
The former Republic of Ireland international faces up to six weeks out with a ligament strain problem.
"We are going to have to wait until the swelling has gone down before we can do further tests," said Walsall physio Jon Whitney.
"At this stage, it looks like a ligament strain and the best case scenario would be that we will have him back in action around the middle of March."