Chester FC midfielder Scott Brown has become the latest player to be released from the club promoted to the Blue….
….Square Bet Premier after holding talks with boss Neil Young.
Young confirmed the news and said: “I’d like to thank Scott for all he’s done and his attitude and professionalism was an example to others last season. We wish him and his family well in the future.”
Brown’s release followed the news of the departures of Matty McGinn and Tony Gray, both of whom leave the club due to work commitments.
Gray spoke to Young and requested to be placed on the transfer list due to not being able to commit fully to the additional time due to work commitments.
Young said: “I always knew it was going to be difficult and I am not sure people believed me when I said going into the Conference as a part-time club brings very different challenges, not only in terms of the quality of opposition, but in trying to keep your squad together. We have a major rebuilding job to be done but we have done it before and a lot of hard work is going in to try and bring the best players possible to the football club.”
Gray netted fourteen league and cup goals in thirty-three appearances for the club.
McGinn, who will always be remembered for a number of stunning goals, in particular the goal that clinched the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League title against Northwich Victoria, has decided that he cannot commit to next season in the Conference.
The defender turned midfielder has held discussions with Young, and McGinn has an important year coming up workwise which means he won’t be able to travel the long distances to some of Chester’s opponents next season.
Young praised McGinn for his time at the Exacta Stadium: “It’s very sad to see Matty go, but we fully understand his circumstances and the next phase of his life is very important. Matty has been superb whilst at Chester FC and has been an integral part of our success, and we all wish him well in the future.”
They join Nathan Jarman, Dom Collins, Dave Hankin, Iain Howard and the Turner twins, who went back to Leeds United following the end of their loan spells at the club.