BREAKING | Matty Thomson departs Chester FC

    Chester FC can confirm that young defender Matty Thomson has departed the Deva Stadium.

    The 20-year-old full back is a product of the Chester FC Youth Academy, but made his senior debut prior to his first pro deal back in April 2018.

    That summer, ‘Tommo’ would sign his first senior contract alongside Rhain Hellawell, Alex Downes and Iwan Murray. He had an impressive run in the first team, voted Man of the Match for his performance in an FA Trophy tie in November 2018 at Southport.

    Matty would go on to make 19 appearances for the first team, and departs with our best wishes in search of regular first team football.

    Joint Manager Anthony Johnson said: “Matty has been a model professional in spite of his young age from day one at Chester FC.

    “He had a decent run in the first team but injuries hampered him in the first season, and then the arrivals of Kev Roberts and Jamie Morgan blocked his pathway this season.

    “We fully support his decision to seek football elsewhere for his development. He is certainly a player we will keep an eye on in the future.”

    Everyone at Chester FC thanks Matty for all his time and efforts at the club, and wish him all the very best in the future.