Chester FC are gearing up for a bumper crowd for the club’s BT Sport debut on Thursday.

Juniors can watch the televised clash with FC Halifax Town for free and ticket prices have been slashed for students and clubs in the Chester and District Football League (CDFL)

Broadcast live on BT Sport, the match will kick off at 7.30pm and will be the first Blues game to be shown on television since the club reformed in 2010.

Club media officer Jeff Banks said: “It's something we've been waiting for ever since we kicked off the season.

“Our matches with FC Halifax Town have been crackers and hopefully this will be the same, with a Chester win of course.

“It's a great opportunity for us to show what a fan-owned football club is all about to the wider audience too, and I hope we'll have a great atmosphere on the night too.”

The game is the club’s annual community-focused MBNA Day fixture with students able to watch the match for £5 and £10 tickets available to CDFL clubs.

Business development manager Dave Riche said: “With the TV cameras in attendance for the first time this season, we want a big crowd to show our level of support to the watching audience.

“We hope people will support us and help us to spread the word across the town.”

BT Sport will be screening the Blues trip to Dartford next month. The rescheduled match will kick off at 7.45pm on Friday, March 7.