CHESTER FCs players return to training tonight with a warning from Neil Young that the Exacta Stadium exit door is not shut yet.

The Blues manager has already let seven of his title-winning heroes leave and made Michael Aspin and Mark Connolly available for transfer and hes not finished there.

Young said: Weve brought in nine new players to the good group we have from last season. That means we are currently running with a squad of 23 which is too big.

Weve already got two lads on the transfer list and I see one or possibly two more joining them on it or having a chat regarding their future because I wont be running with 23.

The maximum Ill be running with is 20, but ideally it would be 19.

Being on the transfer list doesnt meant there isnt a future for the players, but realistically were looking for them to move on. Theyre under contract and well honour it, but as I said to the two lads currently on the list, theyre not in my plans and I want to give them every opportunity to play football.

Young has worked flat out in pre-season to totally remould the team which won promotion to the Evo-Stik League Premier Division.

But with his summer transfer dealings all but complete following the arrival of right-winger Wes Baynes and former Chester City defender Rob Marsh-Evans, Young is now relishing the chance to work with his new-look squad.

He said: Weve brought in a lot of quality, experienced lads who have played at a higher level.

Weve got more options up front now, weve got two very exciting new wide players and a top midfielder in Alex Brown, and were looking stronger defensively.

Its my job now to win games of football.