Chester FC defender Ian Sharps has been appointed club captain for the 2015-16 season.

The 34-year-old was the obvious choice given he has made more than 500 appearances in the Football League and skippered former clubs Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town and Burton Albion.

Goalkeeper Jon Worsnop, 32, has been confirmed as vice-captain.

Sharps, who hopes to shake off a hamstring strain to lead the club in the season opener with Braintree Town at the weekend, said: "It's a nice honour to have. I've done it a few times so hopefully I can continue the success I've had before."

Warrington-born Sharps moved to the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium last month having finished last season on loan at AFC Telford United.

The centre-back started his career with Tranmere Rovers, making almost 200 appearances before joining Rotherham United in 2006.

He spent four years with the Millers and skippered the club, leaving in 2010 for Shrewsbury, where he was also captain.

Sharps returned to Rotherham in May 2012 and once more took on the armband but was loaned to Burton eight months later.

He subsequently made the move permanent and was named as the Brewers' player of the season in 2013-14.

Sharps began last season as first choice but lost his place after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took over as manager and was then loaned to Telford, making 15 starts.