Few players have made such an instant impact in a blue and white shirt as Jamie Menagh.
Smashing home a debut double in the 3-3 draw with Lincoln City in December, the 20-year-old announced his arrival in spectacular style.
His impressive start has attracted attention from bigger clubs but Menagh has penned a deal to remain at the Swansway Chester Stadium until the end of the season.
Such have been the Blues’ woes in front of goal, he finds himself only two behind leading scorer and now injured Gareth Seddon, despite only playing three league games, and the confident Scouser believes he can end the season on top of the club’s goalscoring charts.
He said: “I wasn’t that nervous before that first game but I just wanted to get a good start.
“It was great to get the goals and the fans were brilliant with me and I really appreciate the support I have had from them.
“A few clubs in the Championship have been in touch with my agent but I want to be out there playing games.
“It’s better to be here and playing in the first team than it would be to be playing in the under 21s somewhere else.
Having played most of his football as a central midfielder, Menagh has been switched to the right flank.
Direct and energetic, he has given the side far greater threat out wide and plans to build on his impressive start.
“I’m enjoying it and it’s going well so far, although it’s been a bit frustrating with games being called off,” he said.
“It’s a good standard but some of the teams have got older players and from my point of view that’s a bonus because I’m younger and I just want to get at them.
“From a personal point of view, I want to finish as top scorer so hopefully can get a few more goals and help us stay in the league.”
Menagh has a good pedigree having been with Blackpool and Stoke City, and but for a change in manager he would still be at the Britannia Stadium.
“I had been with Blackpool since I was about 15 and turned professional with them,” he said.
“Stoke came in for me so I went there and was meant to be signing a two-year deal at the end of last season but then Tony Pulis and my coach Dave Kevan got sacked and it all fell through.”
Menagh had a trial with the Blues over the summer and featured in three friendlies but former Blues manager Neil Young opted against signing him and he eventually ended up with Prescot Cables in Evo-Stik Division One North.
Menagh remained on Young’s radar and returned to the club at the end of October. He has seen enough in his short time with the Blues to believe the club can escape the drop this season.
“I was asking myself how are we in this position when I first got into the team because I think we have been looking alright,” he said.
“There are teams above us who I think we are better than and we just need to get that first win and then I think we can push on and climb the table.”