Beardsley joins Poppies

YORK City striker Chris Beardsley has joined Kettering Town on a month-long loan deal.

The former Rushden & Diamonds striker will spend January at the A-Line Arena as he continues his comeback from a broken jaw suffered in a game against Grays Athletic in September.

It is a much-needed boost for Mark Cooper's injury-hit Blue Square Conference North leaders and Beardsley is set to make his debut in tomorrow's home clash with Solihull Moors with Mark Rawle facing a month on the sidelines with an achilles injury.

More reaction and full preview in tomorrow's Evening Telegraph.