Chester sign Wolves youngster Ryan Rainey on loan

Manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo looks on during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in...

National League side Chester FC have completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers prospect Ryan Rainey on a short-term loan deal.

Rainey is usually deployed as a central midfielder but is also capable of operating as a right-back if required.

As reported by the club’s official website, Rainey went straight into the squad for Chester’s defeat against Altrincham in the Cheshire Senior Cup last night.

Rainey came close to finding the net on a couple of occasions but after the game finished 2-2 after extra-time it was Altrincham who prevailed on penalties.

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in...

The youngster has previously impressed for Wolves at U23 and U18 levels and this move represents his first step up to senior football.

Breaking into the Wolves first-team is certainly going to be a difficult proposition for Rainey, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side currently top of the Championship having produced some excellent performances so far this season.

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

However, the 21-year-old, who has been a Wolves player since 2014, will certainly relish the opportunity to play regularly for Chester and his performances may well encourage other potential suitors to attempt to sign him on a permanent basis.

Rainey will hope to make his league debut for Chester in Saturday’s game away to Bromley as he looks to build upon an encouraging debut display.