FC United of Manchester have signed midfielder Craig Lindfield after his contract with Chester FC expired.

Lindfield, 25, returned to the Blues - he had a loan spell with Chester City in 2008 - on last summer from League Two club Accrington Stanley.

He scored twice in 25 appearances in all competitions but struggled to hold down a regular spot in the team.

Greasby-born Lindfield started his career with Premier League club Liverpool and represented England Under 19s.

He was loaned to Notts County, Bournemouth and Accrington, and had a seven-game spell with the Blues before moving to Macclesfield Town on a permanent basis and switching to Accrington in 2010.

Former boss Neil Young brought Lindfield back to the Swansway Chester Stadium on a 12-month deal.

He started last season as first choice but lost his place in the side and his last start came in the 2-0 loss at Aldershot Town on March 11.

Lindfield came off the bench in the 2-0 home win over Tamworth on March 25 but that was to prove his final appearance for the club.

He has now moved to FC United where he will link up with ex-Blues Liam Brownhill and Jerome Wright.

FC United boss Karl Marginson said: "We are delighted to have Craig’s experience on board and I am sure he will bring extra quality to the squad."