Six players to depart the Blues

    As part of the plans to reshape the playing squad for the 2017/18 season, the following players have today been informed that they will be released at the end of their current contracts and as such will leave the club this week:

    Elliott Durrell
    Kieran Evans
    Blaine Hudson
    Johnny Hunt
    Ross Killock
    Kane Richards

    In addition, Theo Vassell and Liam Roberts have returned to Walsall following their loan spells.

    Ryan Lloyd also returns to Port Vale until the end of his contract in July.

    We would like to place on record our thanks to both parent clubs.

    Sam Hughes and James Alabi have been offered improved terms but we understand that they will explore their options.

    Letting players go is one of the toughest things we have to do but we have to make tough decisions as we make our plans to be more competitive next season. We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to all of the players for their efforts on behalf of Chester FC this season and wish them all the very best for their future careers.

    Further announcements will be made in the coming days.