A FOURTH new addition has been secured by Chester ahead of the forthcoming National League North campaign.

The Blues have confirmed the signing of forward Dan Turner, who has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the Deva Stadium.

Turner, 25, makes the move from last season’s play-off finalists Brackley Town.

He made 13 appearances for Brackley last season, scoring on five occasions, while he can count Port Vale, Hyde United, Matlock Town, Hednesford Town and Leamington as his former clubs.

Manager Calum McIntyre told the club’s website: “We have made it really clear that we want to add a number of players to our forward options ahead of the coming season and Dan is the first of those targets that we have been able to get over the line.

“He’s someone I really like. He is a natural finisher with real quality inside the 18-yard box and can also operate from a wider position which gives us some variety in our attacking options.

“We wanted to add players that have proven they can score goals at this level and Dan has twice hit double figures for the season in this division. He’s at a really good age profile for us and I feel like he strengthens our forward options significantly.

“We recognise we didn’t score enough goals last season and we feel that adding options that are proven at this level is really important to change that.

“This won’t be the only forward that we add to the group ahead of the season starting and the hard work is continuing behind the scenes.

“We can’t match the finances that plenty of other clubs are offering, but one thing is clear in all the players that we have brought to the club this summer in that they want to play for this club, be a part of the ambitions we have here and are attracted to the club’s training model.”

Other new Chester signings this summer are Ben Pollock, Jack Bainbridge and Cam Mason.

Preparations for the new season will get underway tomorrow.

Gresford Athletic’s first pre-season friendly sees them away to The New Saints U21s, while Lex XI host Buckley Town.