Ramsbottom United have announced a double loan signing from National League North side Chester FC.
Nathan Brown and Alex Downes have joined initially until October with an option to extend. Both players faced the Rams at the Riverside in pre-season and both have already had first team involvement this term with Chester, Brown coming on as a substitute in their win over Curzon Ashton earlier in the week.
19-year-old Nathan Brown has already impressed the Chester support with some dynamic performances last season and signed a contract extension in the summer. The young forward came through the Academy ranks at the Deva and was voted Young Player of the Season and his winner against Bromley last season was voted Goal of the Season.
Defender Alex Downes joined Chester from Wrexham and made his debut last season in the Cheshire senior cup. He too signed a professional contract in the summer and is another tipped for big things with the Seals.