With Aston Villa centre-half James Chester continuing to build himself up after his lengthy spell on the sidelines after playing through the pain barrier for us owing to a serious lack of forethought in the 2018/19 campaign, the 30-year-old Welsh international clearly needs game time and Championship side Middlesbrough are now being linked with having an interest in him.
Thoughts on Chessie remain mixed given the players we’ve brought in, but plenty of fans still think he has a role to play with us despite how he now has to manage the issues he caused himself by playing on previously – but a loan deal to improve his game time and get him some confidence could suit all parties here.
The rumour is simple, Jonathan Woodgate would like him for his experience and Chester is out of contract in the summer, so is a more cost effective target for them.
We’ll have to see if anything comes of this though.
James Chester should be starting? 🤦♂️ I like him but he's nowhere near good enough
— iLennox01 (@iLennox01) January 13, 2020
James Chester leaving is a day I do not want to see…. pic.twitter.com/tEO4pIKmbU
— Holly 🦁 (@HollyJen86) January 13, 2020
— Carl Harris (@CarlvHarris) January 13, 2020
We get Vida then for all James Chester has done for the club will always be happy for what he has done for us just don’t see a future for him atm imo
— Ethan Woodward (@ethanwoody123) January 13, 2020
On loan? Yes, let him go & get his fitness back.
— •🅓🅔🅐🅝🅞• 🦁 (@Kilmartin32) January 13, 2020
— Zepppo (@zepppo666) January 13, 2020
I'd loan him out to get fitness. If he gets back to his normal self would love to still have him at the club, even as a backup CB.
— J (@JkpilotJon) January 13, 2020
Hell no!!!!! He should be starting for us now!
— Chun Tsang (道) (@8Tsang) January 13, 2020
He played through injuries to help get us promoted, a great servant to the club and I’ll be sad to see him go
— Matt (@StvrmBrlnger) January 13, 2020
— oliver (@olxver__) January 13, 2020
Let Him Get Game Time
Keep Him As Backup