NEW signing Kevin Sandwith admits he cannot wait to pull on a Chester City shirt for the first time.
The talented left wing-back, who has signed on a free transfer from League Two rivals Macclesfield Town, is eager to show Blues fans what he can do and believes exciting times lie ahead for Mark Wright's side.
'I'm very pleased to have joined Chester and I'm really looking forward to the new season,' said the 28-year-old, who has signed a two-year deal with the Blues.
'Mark Wright was one of the main reasons I came here. He tried to sign me on loan when he was at Peterborough, but I still had a year left on my contract at Macclesfield and I wasn't sure a move there was right for me.
'But when he came in for me this summer, he convinced me to come in for talks and once I saw the set-up and spoke to him in person, I got a good feeling about the move and felt it was the right one for me.'
The former Carlisle and Telford star, who scored five goals in 42 appearances for Macc last season, reckons that Wright is building a strong squad for the forthcoming season but cautioned that City may need some time to gel completely.
He said: 'There are a lot of new lads at the club and they are all good pros. When you look at the names being brought in it does look good but it will still be a tough league. We need time to blend all the new faces together but once we do that the quality is there for us to do well.'
Sandwith is pleased to have got the first week of pre-season under his belt and is already looking forward to his first match for City and the mouthwatering clash with Leeds United in the Carling Cup.
He said: 'I can't wait for Tuesday against Stoke. It's always difficult in the first game back but it'll be great to pull on a Chester City shirt and let the fans see what I'm capable of. 'We've got some big games coming up and the Leeds game obviously stands out.
'It's the chance to play one of the biggest teams in the country in one of the most famous stadiums and one we will all want to enjoy.'