Released Wrexham defender Kevin Roberts has returned to former club Chester, nine years after leaving the Blues.

The 29-year-old right-back made 72 appearances for in his two seasons at the Racecourse, but was one of five players let go by Reds manager Bryan Hughes at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

After penning a one-year deal with Chester, the move sees Roberts revisit the club he left nine years ago after he advanced through Chester City's youth sides to the senior team.

Posting on Twitter, Roberts wrote: “It’s great to be back at the club where I was from the age of 14. Roll on next season."

The versatile defender, who can also play at centre back and in central midfield, made 81 appearances for City, scoring seven goals in that period.

Moves to Cambridge United and FC Halifax Town followed before he was signed by erstwhile Wrexham boss Dean Keates.

Roberts becomes the latest new addition for Chester, with joint-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley seeking to assemble a squad capable of delivering promotion from National League North next term.

Reflecting on the club's latest signing, Morley told “We are delighted to have signed a player who has already won this division – and it was a very strong league when FC Halifax were promoted.

“He adds massive experience and can play in a number of positions. Kevin is a winner.

"He played a big part in Wrexham’s promotion push last year and we’re very happy to have him on board.”