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Chester FC: Young duo Matty Waters and Kieran Evans sign professional contracts

Pair will join the senior squad for next season thanks to sponsorship deal with Swettenham Chemists

Chester FC are searching for a new manager after sacking Steve Burr in April

Chester FC: Board confirm target date for appointment of new manager

Supporter-owned club hopes to name permanent replacement for Steve Burr on or before Thursday, May 12

Chester FC have produced a commemorative programme cover to mark the Hillsborough inquest verdict

Chester FC: Hillsborough inquest verdict marked with commemorative programme cover

Blues have designed a special cover to show the club's 'support and compassion' for the families of the 96 victims of the disaster

How many Blues players can you remember from the 1990s?

Chester FC quiz: How many Blues can you remember from the 1990s?

Take our quiz and test your knowledge of the Chester players to have donned the blue and white between 1990 and 2000

Chris Herbert, who has managed Conwy Borough, Cefn Druids and Flint Town United, has left the Blues to take over at Runcorn Town

Chester FC: Chris Herbert departs to take up Runcorn Town manager post

North West Counties League club have announced the 38-year-old as a replacement for Simon Burton

Jon McCarthy on the touchline with Ian Sharps during the 2-1 win at Grimsby Town

Chester FC: Jon McCarthy confirms he wants Ian Sharps as number two if appointed manager

Caretaker boss and club captain has won two from three and have 'similar philosophy' according to ex-Northern Ireland international

John Rooney has netted 10 goals and made 13 assists in 40 league games this season

Chester FC: John Rooney wants new contract and adds support to Jon McCarthy's claims for manager's role

Liverpool-born midfielder 'happy' at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium having made more than 120 appearances since arriving in 2013

The Blues are running another free ticket offer for the final game of the season

Chester FC: Blues repeating free children's tickets initiative for final game of the season

Free tickets on offer to parents, schools, clubs and community groups for Saturday's game with Gateshead

Ryan Astles celebrates scoring the second goal in Chester's win against Grimsby

Chester FC: Ryan Astles tips Jon McCarthy and Ian Sharps as 'front-runners' for managerial vacancy

Defender believes performances and results mean the pair have to be considered as serious contenders to replace Steve Burr

Eddie Johnson in action for Chester City during the 2008/2009 season

Eddie Johnson interview: Former Chester City and Manchester United man on being forced to quit at 27

Three head injuries caused Johnson to take doctors' advice and retire from the game prematurely, but now he has reasons to be positive again

The Blues have only four players under contract for the 2016-17 season

Chester FC: Who's under contract for the 2016-17 season?

The Chronicle looks at which players are signed up and those whose futures will need to be resolved

Blues fans mobbed the players at the end of the game after the 3-1 win at Fylde on April 25, 2011

Flashback: Chester FC won 3-1 at AFC Fylde to close in on first title on this day five years ago

Michael Powell, Michael Wilde and Robbie Booth took the Blues to the verge of the Evo-Stik League First Division North title on April 25, 2011

Tom Heaton has been an ever-present for Burnley in the league this season

Tom Heaton named in PFA Championship Team of the Year

Chester-born goalkeeper recognised for his outstanding performances for Championship leaders Burnley

John Rooney celebrates after giving Chester the lead against Grimsby Town

Listen: Chester FC's John Rooney on the win against Grimsby Town and the impact of Jon McCarthy and Ian Sharps

Liverpool-born midfielder scored the opening goal and created the second for Ryan Astles in 2-1 win at Blundell Park

Jon McCarthy claps the Chester fans following the win at Grimsby

Chester FC: We took charge of our own destiny, beams Jon McCarthy after Grimsby Town win

Caretaker manager praises players for 'sticking to the plan' throughout the 90 minutes to record deserved win at Blundell Park

The Blues can guarantee their National League status with a victory at Grimsby Town live

Recap: Grimsby Town 1 Chester FC 2 - Blues secure National League status thanks to Rooney and Astles second-half strikes

A superb win at Blundell Park sees Chester safe for another season and avoids nail-biting final weekend

Ross Hannah's well taken penalty put the Blues into the lead against Grimsby Town

Grimsby Town v Chester FC: Everything you need to know

The Blues travel to Blundell Park knowing a point will secure their National League status for another season

Former Chester manager Graham Barrow

Chester FC: Graham Barrow on Roberto Martinez, his love for the Blues and chances of a return

Former Blues manager speaks to the Chronicle about his 30-year association with the club

Steve Watson during his time with Birmingham City, where he worked as a coach and then assistant manager under Lee Clark

Ex-Everton and Newcastle United favourite Steve Watson linked with Chester FC vacancy

The Chronicle understands the 42-year-old, who has held coaching roles at Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City, has applied for the post

Ross Hannah and Aristote Nsiala battle in out in Chester's 1-1 draw with Grimsby earlier in the campaign

Chester FC: Ross Hannah 'proud' of his contribution but future in the balance

Striker uncertain whether he will remain with Blues after contract talks were put on hold due to relegation fight and change in manager

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Jon McCarthy on the touchline with Ian Sharps during the 2-1 win at Grimsby Town

Chester FC: Jon McCarthy confirms he wants Ian Sharps as number two if appointed manager

Ryan Astles celebrates scoring the second goal in Chester's win against Grimsby

Chester FC: Ryan Astles tips Jon McCarthy and Ian Sharps as 'front-runners' for managerial vacancy

Blues fans mobbed the players at the end of the game after the 3-1 win at Fylde on April 25, 2011

Flashback: Chester FC won 3-1 at AFC Fylde to close in on first title on this day five years ago

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