STRIKER Craig Lindfield became Chester’s sixth signing of the close signing when he joined from Accrington Stanley on a one-year deal.
Here, the 24-year-old, who is also studying sports journalism at university, answers 10 questions set to him by Leader reporter TOM NORRIS on his arrival at the Blues...
 1. How did the move to Chester come about? A: The move to Chester came about as a result of me knowing Paul Linwood. Linny2  – we share the same nickname – mentioned to me that the manager would be interested in taking me and once I had that confirmed we took it from there. 2. Did it take much persuasion for you to sign for Chester? Neil Young mentioned another club were in for you. Was it a tough choice? A: It didn’t take a great deal of persuasion, but it was a tough decision for me. I’ve spent three years at Accrington and have made friends on and off the field. 
I always had a good rapport with the fans and they were always great with me so I’d like to thank them for that.
At the end of the day it was a footballing decision. Accrington had offered me another contract but the chance of regular football in my favoured position up front was too great to turn down. 3. The move to part-time football isn’t something everyone feels comfortable with. did it come into your thinking? A: If I’m being totally honest part-time football was the one thing that really did worry me about the move, but when I saw what Chester have achieved with three successive promotions I knew that this was a club going in the right direction. 
You only have to look at the crowds they’ve been getting and look at the stadium and facilities to see that this is a club that belongs in the Football League so I hope I can be a part of making that happen. 
After meeting with Neil I was impressed by his passion and knowledge of the game and after our conversation I don’t think I was ever looking to go anywhere else. 4. Neil Young made it clear that he signed you to play in attack, to score the goals that help Chester win matches. A lot has been made of you playing right-back for Accrington - your thoughts on Young’s words and your thoughts on playing full-back. I read some stuff from you saying that you didn’t mind as long as you were playing, but now you can look back are you relishing the chance to return to the attack? A: We had an injury crisis and it was only supposed to be for one game but the gaffer Paul Cook saw something in my display that he liked and played me there for most of the remaining games. 
There’s no denying it wasn’t my natural position but I did OK. I’ve played as a forward for most of my career, playing the main striker role, off the main striker or as a wide man. 
Being a utility player hasn’t exactly helped my goals to games ratio, but given the chance I’m confident I can get back amongst the goals. 5. Did Accrington offer you a new deal? Did you speak to James Beattie about staying or was it a case of wanting to move on after a few years to get regular football from the start of matches? A: I was offered a new deal by Leam Richardson and he moved on to Chesterfield. 
The deal was still on the table but the new management staff weren’t showing much desire to keep hold of me so when Chester showed an interest I was keen to follow it up. 
I’d enjoyed my previous spell at Chester even though it was only a month. 
It was a steep learning curve entering the fray of the League Two. 
Unfortunately it came at a bad time for the club and it was hard to show my real qualities but it was a valuable experience. 6. What was it like getting to play alongside and train with James Beattie and Francis Jeffers? Did you learn much from them? What were they like? A: The main thing I learnt from them was to train and play like every game is your last. They are both great pros and I have been fortunate enough to train with some top players from my time at Liverpool.
They all have real quality but also a desire, hunger and will to win. 
I think I always give 110 per cent when I play and I don’t think you’ll find anyone questioning my work rate or commitment. 7. Obviously you’ve been at Chester before in their guise as Chester City. was it a club you looked out for even though you were only on loan and played seven games here last time? What did you think of the demise of the old club? A: Being a Wirral lad I have always looked out for the local teams such as Tranmere and Chester. 
To see what happened to Chester City wasn’t nice but I’ve been watching what Chester have been achieving since and to gain three back-to-back promotions and to win the league in the manner they did last season has been very impressive. 
I’m hoping this year can be another special year for the club and one that I can play a big part in. 8. How do you think Chester can fare next season in the Conference Premier? Do you know much about the division? What do you expect from the division? Types of opponent etc. A: There are some big budgets in this league and a lot of teams are full-time so it will be a very competitive league but there’s no reason to believe we can’t mix it with the best of them. 
I don’t think there’s much difference between the players in League Two and the Conference and it will be an exciting year ahead. 9. Do you know many of the current Chester squad? Kevin McIntyre will be someone you’ve played with? Everyone seems to know Paul Linwood! A: I know Kevin well from Accrington. We shared a lift when he was there. Kevin is a top pro and will be a great asset to the squad. 
I know Paul Linwood from my previous spell at Chester City and John Danby too. 
I have played against Danny Harrison on a number of occasions and he is a very good player with a lot of experience. 
I’m excited by the challenge and can’t wait for the season to start now. 10. Your journalism studies, you will have been asked plenty of times before, but are you still doing it? Where are you studying and are you enjoying it? A: I am certainly continuing with my sports journalism degree. I have a year  left with it. It’s a distance learning course at Staffordshire University where we have to go once a month but the majority of the course is placement based. and finally from Craig... I’m looking forward to meeting my new team mates, working with a manager who has already been very successful and playing in front of such passionate and loyal fans. 
I’m excited by the attendance figures and playing in front of a great crowd. 
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at Accrington once again and wish them luck for the future, but this is a new chapter in my career now and I just can’t wait to begin.