While the rest of the football landscape in Britain has been going crazy with transfer deadline day it has been far less manic at Chester FC .

While no signs of Jim White's yellow tie or Harry Redknapp leaning out of a car window, we have rounded up your Blues news from today.

TIME TO GROW UP

Kane Richards says that he and his Blues teammates can't hide behind their inexperienced tag any longer.

The 22-year-old was speaking after the Blues failed to build on Saturday's 4-0 success over Sutton United and were beaten 3-1 at Woking on Bank Holiday Monday.

With Chester having one of the youngest squads in the National League, inexperience has been one of the factors blamed for the inconsistent start but Richards says that can’t be used as an excuse any longer.

"It could be partly to do with being a young team but we are in a league and we haven’t got time for excuses and time for people to keep saying we’re a young team and we’re inexperienced," said Richards.

"We have got to grow up quicker and start to adapt to different games."

Chester FC striker Kane Richards

FAMILY ZONE TO LAUNCH

The Blues have announced the launch of the Swettenham Chemists’ Family Zone at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

Providing families with a dedicated area within the ground and special pricing to make a trip to the match even more affordable, the Swettenham Chemists’ Family Zone opens for this weekend’s National League game with Forest Green Rovers, coinciding with Non League Day.

Admission to the Swettenham Chemists’ Family Zone is just £18 for an adult and child with additional children (aged 15 and below) at £2 each, meaning a parent and three children can attend a match for only £22, ensuring fantastic value for money.

Each week there will be exciting activities available including the chance to win prizes through fun competitions, autograph and photo opportunities with the players and of course entertainment from Lupus, the club’s mascot.

To support the Swettenham Chemists’ Family Zone, the club will be launching a new Community Hub outside the stadium soon, which will feature the Junior Blues, Chester FC Community Trust and a host of fun and entertainment for all ages.

A TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY TALE

Remember Matt McKay?

His move from Chester to Everton brought the Blues valuable funds on transfer deadline day in March 1998 as they looked to stave off a financial crisis.

But the dream turned sour for McKay at the Toffees. We caught up with him earlier this year and he shared his fascinating tale.

Matt McKay in action for Chester City

TRIBUTES TO A TRUE BLUE

After the sad news yesterday of the death of Chester FC hero Reg Matthewson, Blues fans have been paying tribute to the former defender.

Mr Matthewson died suddenly while on holiday with his family in Spain on Monday. He was 77.

He made over 80 appearances for the Blues between 1973 and 1978 and was club skipper during the memorable 1974/75 season where Chester won promotion from the old Division Four and achieved national fame after reaching the semi-final of the League Cup.

Here's what some fans had to say.

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"Although I had attended one game previously as a young lad V Barrow it was the 1974 season that got me hooked and have been going ever since , Trevor Storton was my favourite ever Chester player and the partnership he had with Reg Matthewson has never been bettered in our team. RIP Reg." - Seals

"Rarely made a mistake. He was as cool and unruffled a defender, as you would see. It was obvious that he had played, at a higher level.
A great player on the pitch and a gentleman off it. Sad loss." - 1 midfield general

"Mr Reg Matthewson was one of my favourite players to put on a Chester shirt. I always used to refer to him as Professional Reg because whatever he did in a game was always the correct decision. Never one to take centre stage but usually my man of the match. Never mind Loska's left foot and all others. Professional Reg was the man. Rest in peace." - nytram

WOKING HIGHLIGHTS

The action from Monday's clash at Woking has been made available on YouTube by the Cards. Not that you would want to watch it again.

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