Chester FC have confirmed Paul Linwood and Gareth Seddon have left the club with Jason Jarrett expected to follow.

With only four squad members under contract for the 2014-15 campaign, manager Steve Burr has been speaking to those out-of-contract over the past few weeks.

Burr has been out of the UK with the England C squad and the club's move to daytime training mean discussions have taken longer than normal but the plans for next season are now becoming clearer.

Centre back Linwood, who runs courier firm Across Britain Couriers, cannot commit to the full-time training model and striker Seddon - joint top scorer last season - had not been offered new terms.

Gareth Seddon has not been offered a new deal
Gareth Seddon has not been offered a new deal
 

Both are expected to sign for Salford City, who play in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North, along with midfielder Jarrett.

Birkenhead-born Linwood, 30, made 199 appearances in two spells with the Blues. He featured 30 times last season, scoring once in the 2-0 win over Wrexham at the Racecourse on August 31,  which was voted as the club's goal of the season.

Linwood said he had been overwhelmed by the support from the fans during his time with the club and the messages of goodwill since confirming his departure on Twitter.

He said: "I was absolutely devastated about the relegation and how it happened but I'm sure the club will be back where it belongs soon enough.

"Unfortunately I can't commit to the full time model of the club due to work commitments but my family had to come first. I would have loved to have hit the 200 game mark but I am proud of my 199.

"I have had many ups and downs at Chester but the ups outweigh the downs for me. The club will always have a special place in my heart and will be back as a fan when possible."

Seddon, 34, joined the club last summer and scored eight times in 37 appearances.

He said: "I'd like to thank the fans for their support, they have been amazing all season and I'm just sorry that I've had to leave the club.

"But unfortunately there has been no offer of a new contract and I had to make the decision to leave."

Jason Jarrett's departure is expected to be confirmed in the next few days
Jason Jarrett's departure is expected to be confirmed in the next few days
 

Jarrett's departure has not yet been confirmed but the 34-year-old, who featured 32 times last season, is understood to be moving to Salford with Linwood and Seddon.

Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Phil Neville have agreed a deal to acquire Salford with the deal expected to be completed over the summer.