IT’S been some start to life back at Chester for Tom Peers.

Peers came off the bench to replace goalscorer Charlie Caton during Saturday’s superb 2-0 National League North success over Scunthorpe and he’s expected to feature once more for tonight’s trip to Southport.

The 27-year-old, who recently departed Macclesfield, has penned a contract at the Leap76 Stadium until the end of the 2024/25 season, returning to the club he made his senior debut for almost a decade ago.

Peers, pictured during his first spell with the Blues, told the Chester website: “I’m really excited.

“It has been a long time coming and it felt like the right thing to come back. I’ve matured a lot and I’m buzzing to be here and get going back in front of the Chester supporters.”

Blues’ boss Calum McIntyre added: “I am absolutely delighted to have brought Tom back to the football club.

“His record at this level speaks for itself and for us to have signed a forward that scored over 20 goals last season is enormous for us.

“I have spoken at length in recent weeks about the specific profile that our centre forward target would be and Tom ticks every single box.

“He is powerful, athletic and his goal return stands up to anyone at this level. He has won promotion from this division, knows the club and is the right age profile to really improve us.

“Tom is someone I have obviously worked with many moons ago and I’m excited to work with him again.

“I know he is pleased to be back at the club where he first became a professional and the timing is perfect for everyone.”

Other fixtures: Alfreton v Hereford; Boston v Banbury; Brackley v Rushall Olympic; Buxton v Peterborough Sports; Chorley v South Shields; Curzon Ashton v Scarborough; Darlington v Blyth; King’s Lynn v Bishop’s Stortford; Scunthorpe v Spennymoor; Tamworth v Gloucester; Warrington v Farsley.