NEWS | Bernard Morley on transfer incomings ahead of 2019-2020 season caught up with Blues Joint Boss Bernard Morley last night – following the signing of Joel Taylor.

    The 23-year-old former Kidderminster man was Bern and Jonno’s first new signing of the close season – and Morley believes he is the platform for more incomings in the coming days and weeks.

    He said: “Joel gives us the platform. That’s the type of profile of player we are looking for. He’s 23 years old, plenty of energy and there will be competition for places with Matty Waters also with us at left back.

    “We’re very close to signing a right back and an experienced, versatile player who can play in a few different positions.”

    The Joint Managers are working tirelessly in pursuit of new recruits for 2019-2020 – and believe the next couple of defensive recruits would then be followed by some more attacking options higher up the pitch.

    “Hopefully we have a few more through the door by the end of the week and then defensively that would be us sorted. We’d then be looking to move up the pitch to midfield and attack.

    “Obviously in midfield we’ve already got Gary Stopforth signed, Scott Burton still under contract and Gary Roberts who is keeping himself fit over the summer to come back in good shape and earn himself his deal.

    “We’re looking to add another five or six players. We want every single one to be better than what we had here last season.”

    Bernard was speaking at the Swansway Chester Stadium yesterday evening – as Joel Taylor checked in to sign a one-year deal with the club.

    Speaking on the signing, the Joint Boss said: “Joel is somebody we’ve admired for the last couple of seasons.

    “His energy levels are unbelievable and attacking wise we think he is one of the best about. Defensively we spoke about Joel maybe tweaking one or two things, but he is somebody we’ve watched for a couple of years.

    “We’re delighted to get him on board.”