Chester have honoured club legend Gary Talbot by naming the Deva stadium's East Stand after him.

Talbot, who died aged 82 in December last year after a battle with cancer, was a prolific goalscorer for the Blues in the 1960's and was part of the club's ‘Famous Five’ frontline in the 1964-65 season.

The newly-named Gary Talbot stand was announced at half-time in Chester's National League North clash with Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

Talbot's family were in attendance for the unveiling of the stand, along with former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen.

A statement issued by the club said: “We would like to praise outgoing Main Stand sponsor Swansway for their kind offer to relinquish their naming rights to support and recognise one of the Blues’ most prolific goal scorers and a truly incredible ambassador.

“The club would also like to thank Stuart Murphy who has helped to secure this opportunity as he continues to support Chester Football Club financially in areas that are not covered by his original donation agreement.”