BLUES SIGN MIDFIELDER GEORGE
Chester have signed 22-year-old Southport midfielder
Luke George on a one year deal. George joined the
Sandgrounders from Stafford Rangers in August 2013
and made 84+1 appearances for Southport scoring
six goals. He was captain at the club last season.
The players report back to training next Monday.
25 June 2015
DEFENDER HUNT SIGNS FOR BLUES
Chester have completed the signing of left back
Johnny Hunt from Cambridge United on a one year
deal. Hunt made nine appearances for The U’s
last season after signing from Wrexham who he rejoined
for a short time on loan last season. Manager Steve
Burr said: “I’m delighted to have filled
the left-back spot, and to get someone like Johnny
– who has had a very successful career at
this level at Wrexham – to the football club.”
McCONVILLE JOINS STANLEY
Sean McConville has left Chester to join League
Two side Accrington Stanley on a one year deal for
an undisclosed sum. The midfielder previously played
for the Lancashire side back in 2009 before he left
to join Stockport County. He made 41+6 appearances
for Chester last season and scored 11 goals.
22 June 2015
TWO MORE FRIENTLIES
Chester will now begin their pre-season compaign
with a home game against Oldham Athletic on Saturday
11 July, kick-off 15.00. They will also entertain
Crewe Alexandra on Saturday 1 August, also with
a 15.00 kick off.
4 June 2015
HANNAH SIGNS FROM MARINERS
Chester have completed the signing of former 29-year-old
Grimsby Town striker Ross Hannah on a one year deal.
Hannah joined Grimsby from Bradford City and made
53 appearances for them scoring 28 goals in the
process but was released at the end of the season.
Blues boss Steve Burr had tried to sign the player
on loan last season.
Hannah was impressed by the facilities at Chester
and the performances of other fan-owned clubs in
the division, he told the Chester Chronicle:
“I’m chuffed to bits that it’s
all sorted out, you do stand up and take notice
when you see clubs doing well and obviously Chester,
Halifax and Telford have all done that after reforming,
which has been great to see.”
played at Chester a couple of times so I knew
a little bit about the club and how good the fans
are here. I came down on Wednesday night and that
gave me a good chance to have a look around and
meet some of the people who work tirelessly for
“I knew it was a good set up and I had a good
feel for it, but it was even better than I thought.”
2 June 2015
FIRST SUMMER SIGNING
Chester have signed Tom Shaw on a two year deal
from Alfreton Town. Th emidfielder scored in both
games against the Blues last season. Shaw has played
under manager Steve Burr before at Kidderminster
Harriers and is experienced with nearly 350 games
in the Conference under his belt along with two
England C caps.
1 June 2015
DEVA GETS NEW SPONSOR
The club have agreed a new two year stadium sponsorship
deal which will see Deva Stadium renamed the Lookers
Vauxhall Stadium after a two year deal with Swansway
Chester ended in May.
John Martin, the club’s commercial director,
told the Evening Leader: “It’s a two-year
deal with a very prestigious company, and we’re
very excited to have them on board with us ahead
of what we hope will be another great campaign for
“It is not only a national brand, but a brand
and retailer that are known very well in the local
community too. As things are moving on at the club,
it shows just how much we are growing as a club
that we can attract sponsorship from Vauxhall and
“I’d like to thank everybody who was
involved in bringing the partnership together from
Vauxhall, Lookers and here at the club. Hopefully
today is the start of a very fruitful and successful
partnership between us both.”
JAMES SET TO LEAVE
Midfielder Kingsley James has turned down a new
contract at Chester and is set to leave. The 23-year-old
who lives in Yorkshire is believed to be moving
to FC Halifax Town. James, who signed from Hereford
United last summer, made a tremendous start to the
season although he lost form during the campaign
but finished it well. He continued to play for the
England C team during his time with Chester. In
total James made 43+3 appearances scoring three
goals including one in his final game, the 5-3 victory
against Nuneaton Town.
Manager Steve Burr said: “The offer for Kingsley
was probably the best offer Chester have ever made
but at the end of the day, money talks, and we can’t
compete with some clubs.”
Liverpool will bring an U21 side to play at Chester
pre-season on Wednesday 29 July, kick-off 19.45hrs.
There is open meeting this Wednesday night, 20 March, at the Blues Bar, where the Community Trust will present their plans to develop a new community sports facility in Chester.
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