STRIKER Anthony Dudley has signed a one-year deal with Chester after impressing during his season-long loan from Salford City.

Dudley impressed both the Blues faithful and the management duo, Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley, scoring 11 goals in 38 appearances.

His performances ensured success at the club's Annual End of Season Awards, with the 22-year-old picking up the Golden Boot award and capturing the Seals Live Player of the Season Award.

According to the club there was significant interest in Dudley from a number of clubs including Morecambe, York City, Hartlepool and Southport.

Dudley joins defender Danny Livesey in signing up permanently at the Deva, after both enjoyed successful loan spells from the newly promoted Football League side.

A frustrating 2018/19 National League North campaign saw the Blues finish ninth and five points adrift of the play-offs.

Most of Chester's current 15-man squad have been retained from last season, with recently added full-backs Joel Taylor and Kevin Roberts also bolstering their ranks.