CLUB captain George Glendon has put pen to paper on a new deal with Chester.

Glendon has agreed to sign a new one-year deal to remain at the Deva Stadium into the 2024-25 National League North campaign.

Glendon, who missed the whole of the 2022-23 season due to an ACL injury, bounced back in style this campaign with 13 goals in 47 matches.

The 29-year-old skipper has made a total of 139 appearances since he arrived at the club back in September 2019.

Boss Calum McIntyre told the club's website: “Securing George for another season is hugely important for us.

“To have our leading goalscorer on board for the season ahead, having scored double figures from midfield last season, is really pleasing.

“George had a really impressive campaign and it is worth remembering that this was after returning from a serious injury and without taking part in either of the last two pre-season campaigns.

“Playing George further forward has added a goalscoring midfielder to our ranks and this year I would expect for George to kick on even further from what he contributed last season.

“We want to make sure that we add some physicality into our midfield for the season ahead to allow players like George to play to their talent and show the best side of themselves.

“We are looking to add two holding midfield players to the group to compliment the obvious quality we already have in those central midfield areas.

“It is important we recognise what we have done well in recent seasons and maintain those levels at the same time as adding in areas that we need to improve to ensure we have that balance.

“Adding a physical presence and real out-and-out athleticism will be hugely important to improve our group.”

Chester held their end-of-season awards at Chester Racecourse over the weekend.

Glendon won the Gary Talbot Golden Boot, while Reece Daly's stunning effort against Peterborough Sports was the goal of the season.

There was double joy for Harrison Burke, who claimed the CFU men’s player of the season and the players' player of the campaign awards.

The 2023-24 clubperson of the year accolade was not awarded.

General manager Albert Davies went up on stage to confirming that from next year onwards it will be renamed The Barrie Hipkiss Award, in honour of the late club president.