Chester City Pair On Wanted List

neilr @ 10:37 am Thursday 12 January 2006

As we revealed on this site yesterday, Paul Merson has now admitted his interest in Chester City’s Ryan Lowe. But Lowe isn’t the only player at the club he wants!

With striker Matty Fryatt and defender Julian Bennett having been sold to Leicester and Nottingham Forest respectively – for reported combined fees totaling an initial £450,000 – Merson is now in the market for new recruits.

Merson confessed Chester striker Lowe and midfielder Ben Davies were on his shopping list after missing out on Jon Parkin, who has joined Hull from Macclesfield.

He said: “Ben Davies’ agent phoned me up and I said he would be a player I’d be interested in – and I’m interested in Ryan Lowe too.

His quote about Parkin, however, is interesting, in view of his comments on WM about getting some of the cash from the Fryatt and Bennett sales:-

“But the thing about the boy Parkin is Macclesfield had already turned down a £50,000 bid from one club and they were then offered £75,000 which was too much for us. I know he’s earning more than any of my lads here.”

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