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The performances by Sam Hughes of late have led to many a Chester FC fan to call for the club to tie him down as long as possible.

The 19-year-old academy product has been in superb form since coming in to the heart of defence in recent weeks, playing a key role in Chester's excellent six-game unbeaten streak that has seen them keep six clean sheets.

He was named in the Non-League Paper's Team of the Week following Saturday's 5-0 win over Dover Athletic and he was in fine form once more at North Ferriby United in a 1-0 win on Tuesday.

It is easy to forget that the talented teen is still so young and that he is learning a new position after spending his formative football years as a central midfielder.

"I spoke to the gaffer and he asked me where I see me playing and I think that centre half is the position I will end up playing," said Hughes.

"I have only played four games there this season and it is something that I'm still getting used to myself as I've always played centre midfield. But I think long-term I'll be playing that position.

"But it's good playing new positions and I think centre half is a good fit for me."

Hughes is likely to retain his place at the heart of defence alongside Ryan Astles when the Blues host Torquay United at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on Saturday (3pm).