There have been plenty of players who have worn the blue and white of Chester over the years, although their success has varied greatly.

Ian Rush, Jon Walters and Roberto Martinez are three players who went on to flourish in the game after their spell with the Blues, while players such as Stuart Rimmer, Gary Talbot and Graham Barrow are enshrined in Chester folklore thanks to their contributions over the years.

There have been plenty of transfer misses over the years too and the likes of Stephen Vaughan Jnr, Steve Finney and Kevin Rapley aren't likely to feature in any Blues' fans all-time greats list.

And then there are the arrivals that were just downright peculiar. Here's nine such signings.

Kwik Ajet

A name still remembered by Chester fans despite the fact he never played a single league game for the club.

Ajet, or Adewale Ajetunmobi to go by his birth name, was signed by Terry Smith in the summer of 1999 following his acquisition of the Blues from Mark Guterman.

Nigerian-born striker Ajet made a number of reserve team appearances but failed to make Football League appearance for the Blues. He departed in 2000 despite having been handed a two-year contract and headed north of the border where he played for Hamilton Academicals, Queen's Park and Cowdenbeath, becoming the first black player to play for the latter in 70 years.

Kwik Ajet watches the Blues from the stands
Kwik Ajet watches the Blues from the stands

Joe Carver

Another one of Smith's signings, New York-born striker Carver arrived at the Deva Stadium in September 1999 having only played his football previously at American Division Three Pro-League level with the Rockford Raptors and Chicago Power.

He played twice for the Blues, coming on as a half-time substitute for Michael Blackwood in a 2-1 defeat at Peterborough United before putting in a woeful display after being handed a start in the following game, a 2-1 home defeat to Macclesfield Town. He disappeared soon after.

American striker Joe Carver
American striker Joe Carver

Kamu Laird

Once again we go back to 1999/2000 and another player with an international flavour.

Trinidadian Laird was signed by Smith alongside compatriot Angus Eve and had been studying for an art degree at Augusta State University in America before joining the Blues.

He scored on his debut in a 2-1 win over Halifax in December 1999 but would make only two appearances after that before dropping into non-league football with Dulwich Hamlet.

Is now a clinical psychologist and art therapist in his homeland of Trinidad.

Kamu Laird
Kamu Laird

Carlos Lopez

Mexican central defender Lopez arrived at the Blues when they were under the management of Gordon Hill and made two substitute appearances from the bench against Stevenage Borough and Scarborough during the 2001/2002 season.

After leaving Chester he signed for Wycombe Wanderers where he made one Football League appearance that same season against Cambridge United.

Stephane Gillet

Luxembourger Gillet was handed a short-term deal in 2006 under Keith Curle with the Blues in desperate need of a stop-gap between the sticks following an injury to regular custodian Chris Mackenzie.

Gillet, who was a Luxembourg international and had played in World Cup qualifying campaigns for his country, arrived at the Deva Stadium followings spells with Standard Liege and Paris St Germain, making one appearance for the latter.

Curle signed Gillet after Blues legend Grenville Millington gave a thumbs up to the former Manchester City full-back to sign the keeper following a short trial.

Started well but tailed off and left the Blues that same season after making 10 appearances and headed back his homeland with Racing FC Luxembourg.

Stephane Gillet
Stephane Gillet

Fabian Yantorno

Mick Wadsworth, faced with the near impossible task of saving Chester from a second successive relegation after they were hit with a 25-point deduction from the FA after breaching financial regulations, looked to add South American flavour to the Blues and moved to sign Uruguayan Fabian Yantorno.

The midfielder's signing was seen as somewhat of a coup for the Blues with him having impressed in the Scottish Premier League with Gretna and Hibernian following spells in his native Uruguay with Miramar Misiones and Sambenedettese.

Blues fans would never get to see him in league action for them, though, as a persistent knee injury saw his contract cancelled by mutual consent shortly after the start of the season.

Fabian Yantorno
Fabian Yantorno

Goran Milosavljevic

Known just as 'Goran' to most Blues fans, the 6ft 7ins Serbian was signed by Terry Smith at the start of the 1999/2000 season and was said to have played with top level clubs in France and Germany.

The midfielder joined Chester from French side US Montelimar and went on to play 11 games for the Blues before being forced to seek pastures new following the arrival of Ian Atkins.

Became a scout and football agent after finishing football and worked for Arsenal as part of their Serbian scouting network.

Goran Milosavljevic
Goran Milosavljevic

Alejandro de Bartolo

Argentinian midfielder De Bartolo was a transfer deadline day signing under Ian Atkins, although how much Atkins knew about the signing is questionable.

The midfielder signed along with ex-Chester winger Brian Croft who registered as a player for the run-in having been the club's community officer. De Bartolo arrived at the Deva from Italian Serie A side Genoa but didn't feature for the Blues once.

Joined Italian side Catania from Chester before heading into Greek football where he ended his career in 2014 with Athinaikos.

Ross Greer

Australian-born midfielder Greer arrived at the club in late 1989 and made four appearances in all competitions.

Greer's stint at Chester was his first in English football having previously played for Western Australia side Floreat Athena before joining the Blues.

Greer then headed to Hong Kong where he proved a huge hit during his time there, even earning himself three caps for the national side in 1995 as well as playing briefly for the Hong Kong cricket team.