CHESTER FC chief executive Steve Ashton has offered his reaction to the shock news that the Blues will be playing their football in the Vodkat League next season.
Ashton said: “We are naturally disappointed with this decision as we had hoped to be placed in a higher league.
“Regardless of this, the board remain focused and resolute in their objectives of building a successful football club for our city.”
Chester FC officials were hopeful the resurrected club would be placed in the UniBond League.
Instead they are likely to kick-off the campaign in the Vodkat League Premier Division after the FA recommended the Blues be placed in step five of the National League System.
City Fans United press officer Jeff Banks said a “contributory factor” in the FA’s decision was because there are no vacancies in steps three and four – the UniBond Premier and First Division North and South.
If Chester do take their place in the Vodkat League Premier Division they will be playing the likes of Runcorn Linnets, St Helens Town and Winsford United next season.
See Thursday’s Chronicle for more on this story.