Chester: Josh O'Keefe and Rhys Oates join on loan

Josh O'Keefe
O'Keefe began his career at Blackburn and has also played for Walsall, Lincoln and Southport

Chester have signed Kidderminster midfielder Josh O'Keefe and Barnsley striker Rhys Oates on short-term loans.

O'Keefe, 25, arrives on a two-month loan deal until 1 January having only made once appearance for the Harriers so far this season.

The former Hereford midfielder played five games for AFC Telford United in September during a loan spell.

Oates has come through the youth system at Oakwell and the 19-year-old will stay until 20 December.

The Blues have also announced that defender Danny Taylor has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent.