It’s set to be a busy evening for Chester FC.

The players are returning for pre-season training this evening ahead of the Blues first campaign back in the National League North since the 2012/13 season.

New Blues joint managers Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson have been busy in the transfer market since being appointed as the new men in charge at the Swansway Chester Stadium last month.

Last season’s National League North title winners have brought in the likes of Steve Howson, Grant Shenton, and Dominic Smalley into the Blues squad, as well as retaining promising youngster Nathan Brown and Chester-born midfielder Gary Roberts.

But more incomings are due at Chester FC later on this evening and we’ll be covering the announcements as they come in below with updates from new arrivals at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

Signing off now

And with that, we’ll sign off from our live blog on the new transfers at Chester FC. Thanks as always for sticking with us.

Full story on new signings

So it looks like it will only be two signings at Chester FC this evening, but Blues fans will no doubt be excited by the young players to have joined the club.

The Chester Chronicle’s Blues reporter Dave Powell has written a full story on new signings John Pritchard and Jon Moran, which you can read HERE.

Looks like just the two this evening

It looks like the Blues business tonight will be the incomings of young duo John Pritchard and Jon Moran, but we’ll let you know if it changes.

Or maybe not?

Not to spoil anyone’s hopes or anything, but my colleague Dave has now posted this, so bear with us.

More to come?

The Chronicle’s Blues reporter Dave Powell has just posted this cryptic message.

I think there might be more to come yet.

Here's what the club say

The second youthful signing of the day has been confirmed with Moran joining the Blues at the age of 21.

Here’s what the club have said on their website about their new central defender.

Moran, who recently turned 21, plied his trade at League Two side Forest Green Rovers for the last two seasons, after joining from Nantwich Town back in 2016 where he became a regular for the Dabbers.

The Cheshire-based defender also had a spell out on loan at Altrincham during their National League North campaign, just a few months after joining the Green Devils.

The central defender, who can also double up as a right back, began his career as a youngster at Crewe Alexandra, and featured in the Under-18 side who reached the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup in the 2014/15 season.

SIGNED! Jon Moran

Second new signing of the day for the Blues - Jon Moran has joined after leaving League Two outfit Forest Green Rovers.

What the club say about him

The Blues have confirmed the signing of Pritchard on their website, and here’s what the club have had to say about their new man.

Pritchard, 22, makes the move to the Swansway Chester Stadium after playing his part in Ashton United’s promotion winning campaign last season, along with fellow new Blue Dom Smalley.

In his first season with the Robins, the midfielder won the Goal of the Season award for his speculative 30-yard strike at Warrington Town, and is known for his prowess from dead ball situations.

First pictures

Here’s the fresh signing in his new dressing room - welcome to the Blues John!

SIGNED! John Pritchard

Here’s the first new signing of the evening at the Blues!

Highly-rated full-back John Pritchard has joined Chester FC from Ashton United.

First tease

First one incoming...

Our man on the ground

The Chester Chronicle’s Blues reporter Dave Powell is down at the Swansway Chester Stadium as we speak on this lovely sunny day.

Wonder what he could be there for?

Thoughts on how to spend donated cash

Around this time last week, news broke which was some of the best to come out of the club in recent times.

It was announced that Stuart Murphy would be donating £1m to Chester FC to be used over the next three years, primarily on infrastructure at the club.

With that in mind, we asked our Chester fans’ jury what their thoughts were on what the money should be spent on at the Swansway.

You can find out what they thought HERE.

Friendly tickets on sale

The first game of the Morley and Johnson era at the Blues will be next month, and it’s quite a big one with last year’s Champions League runners up Liverpool FC turning up to take on the Blues in a pre-season friendly.

The club has today announced that more tickets for the game are being made available for Liverpool fans after they sold out their allocation.

You can read the story HERE.

Shaw hangs up his boots

While waiting for the new incomings, here’s some more news we brought to you earlier this afternoon as former Blues midfielder Tom Shaw has chosen to end his playing career in favour of a switch to coaching.

He left the Blues in January and was a true fan favourite, it’s fair to say, and has now got a job at Lincoln City’s Academy.

Below, you can read his thoughts on the move and how he had hoped to end his playing days at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

Busy already

Blues joint bosses Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson have already been busy in the transfer market since being appointed at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

One area of the pitch they would like to strengthen is in the forward positions, with Jordan Archer and Ross Hannah the only senior players at the club in the striking department.

But Johnson has accepted he and Morley may have to play a waiting game when it comes to getting their chosen targets.

To read Dave Powell’s interview with Johnson, click HERE.