Chester FC sign Jake Burton!

    Chester Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of striker Jake Burton!

    The 21-year-old joins on a one-year deal after departing Tranmere Rovers at the end of last season.

    Jake first arrived at Prenton Park aged 11 and progressed through Rovers’ Academy. He made his first team debut for the club in a 2–1 defeat to Leicester City in the 2019/20 EFL Trophy and signed his first professional contract in July 2020.

    He made his EFL debut in October 2020, before scoring four goals in two separate loan spells at Stalybridge Celtic.

    Burton joined Marine at the start of last season, scoring twice before being recalled in August 2022 – bagging his first senior goal for Tranmere in a 2-0 victory over Colchester United in his first game back.

    Jake has featured as a Trialist on three occasions for us during pre-season, getting on the scoresheet in the 7-0 win at Ashton Athletic on Friday. He will wear the number 27 shirt at the Deva.

    Manager Calum McIntyre said: “Jake is someone we have been speaking to throughout the summer and I’m pleased we have got him on board after he’s spent some time in our environment in recent weeks.

    “We are really happy with the business we did early on in the summer period and to have added a fourth player to our group that was playing higher up the pyramid last season is really pleasing.

    “We have recognised areas that we can strengthen and improve, just as we did last season, and when the right players are available and the timing is right we will continue to improve.

    “This may not conclude our business, we have a target in mind, but I am delighted with the squad we have assembled.”

    Welcome to CH1, Jake!

    Photo: Rick Matthews.