Dennis Reeves, who played more than 130 games as a goalkeeper Chester FC in the 1960s, is heading an operation to spruce up the Swansway Chester Stadium.

Reeves and his Chester Former Players Association colleagues are asking supporters and volunteers to help them refurbish the interior of the main stand.

Reeves, best remembered for his brilliant performance in an FA Cup tie at Manchester United in 1965, ran a successful painting and decorating business for many years.

Chester Former Players Association has agreed to purchase the materials for the refurbishment and help out with the work, and anyone who fancies joining them is welcome.

Club legend and association chairman Gary Talbot is among the ex-players who will be picking up a paintbrush.

He said: “We’re going to redecorate the internal corridors and the main staircase, including the section which houses the club’s hall of fame.

"The Former Players Association is paying for the materials and we’re also volunteering our services with the labour – but we could do with some help.

"The more volunteers we get to help, the sooner the job will be finished."

Work will begin on Thursday, June 19, and anyone interested in getting involved should contact the club on 01244 371376 or email