Chester: Kane Richards joins as Rhys Oates returns to Barnsley

Kane Richards
Kane Richards (left) had his Derby contract cancelled by mutual consent in January 2013

Conference side Chester have signed striker Kane Richards from Northern Premier League side Ilkeston.

Richards, 19, who can also play on the wing, started his career at Derby County before moving into non-league.

"Kane is a striker who will be hungry to do well here, he's got an excellent pedigree," said boss Steve Burr.external-link

Meanwhile, defender Rhys Oates, 20, has been recalled by Barnsley after scoring twice in six appearances during his one-month loan spell from Oakwell.