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Vanarama National League club Chester FC have brought in defender Ben Gordon and midfielder Luke Woodland.

Gordon started his career with Chelsea and whilst on the Stamford Bridge books, had loan spells with Tranmere Rovers, Kilmarnock, Scunthorpe, Peterborough and Birmingham before being released in 2013.

He then signed for Yeovil before spending a season in Scotland with Ross County.

He joined Colchester United in the summer of 2014, coming down from Scotland to pen a two-year deal.

However, after making twenty appearances for the club, he found his first-team chances more limited in the second half of the season and he had his contract cancelled by mutual consent to allow him to find a new club.

He represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-20 level.

Woodland, 20 joins after being released by Bolton Wanderers.

Born in Abu Dhabi, the midfielder came through the Bolton academy and spent twelve years at the Reebok without managing to break into the senior side.

However, he did make his League bow with Oldham Athletic during a loan spell towards the end of last season, totalling six matches before returning to the Trotters.

He was capped by England at under-16, under-17 and under-18 level and has more recently been capped three times at full international level by the Philippines.


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