Leek Town manager Ant Danylyk has loaned out two of his players to lower league clubs to get in valuable match time before returning to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League action.
Defender Ryan Grocott has gone on a dual registration to North West Counties Football League outfit Hanley Town while midfielder Dan Shelley has joined their NWCFL Division One rivals Eccleshall on a similar deal.
Grocott has yet to start a game for Blues this season while Shelley is recovering from a knee injury although he has been back in training with the EVO-SYIK NPL First Division South club for a couple of weeks now.
Danylyk is also looking forward to the possible return of crocked defender James Curley who remains on the sidelines but will have the plaster cast removed from his broken wrist 24-hours prior to the club’s FA Trophy game at Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday 8 October.
The Blues boss has also moved quickly to draft in cover for his only registered keeper Chris Martin who will be unavailable for the next couple of weeks.
Blues originally put in seven days notice of approach to Glossop for former Leek keeper Ben Chapman but the Derbyshire outfit waived the notice and Chapman signed on the dotted line it time for Monday’s 4-2 reverse in the league at Basford United.