CHESTER captain George Horan has set his sights on leading his hometown team to title glory this season – and he reckons the Blues will get even better.
Centre-back Horan, 28, has been a mainstay for Neil Young’s table-topping side after turning in a string of impressive defensive display and netting five goals.
One of the key factors of the Chester’s success this term has been the solid defensive pairing of Horan and fellow local lad, Carl Ruffer.
“We’ve been consistent all year but have really been finding great form in recent weeks and we’re getting better every game,” said Horan, a former Upton High School pupil.
“Although the lads up front have been grabbing the headlines because of all the goals we have been scoring, we have been keeping clean sheets and playing our part.
“Me and Carl are playing really well at the moment and have built up a good partnership.
“We played together before at Rhyl so we know each other’s game pretty well and it’s paying off.”
After joining Chester from Blue Square North side Droylsden in July, Horan, who lives in Upton and works as an electrician, was given the honour of captaining the reborn Blues.
“I was made up when I was given the captain’s armband,” said Horan, who was an outstanding performer for Rhyl and Connah’s Quay Nomads in the Welsh Premier League.
“To captain Chester is something that I am extremely proud of. The fans have been brilliant to me and I have had great support from people in the city.”
“We wanted promotion at the start of the season and nothing has changed. That’s still our aim.”
Horan is suspended for Saturday’s clash at Clitheroe.