Blue Square Bet North newcomers Chester FC`s top scorer in the club`s first season, Michael Wilde, has turned down….
…..an offer to stay at the Exacta Stadium and has returned to Welsh Premier champions The New Saints.
Wilde, who featured twenty-seven times for Chester last season, scoring eight times, said: “I am gutted to be leaving Chester as I have made lots of friends here and had a great relationship with the fans. But with a young family he felt he had to consider all his options and felt that the security of the contract was too good to turn down.”
The 28-year-old forward added: “I would have loved the chance to prove myself again this season but had to think of my family when making the decision.”
In his debut season, Wilde bagged thirty-six goals in just forty-three appearances, and Wilde was keen to emphasise how much he’s enjoyed his time at the Exacta: “It’s been an absolutely brilliant time here and I hope that the fans understand my reason for leaving. I really wish everyone at the club the best and am sure Chester will go on and get another promotion in the bag next season, and get into the Conference.
“To be part of the first ever season for Chester FC is something that I’ll always cherish but now I look forward to a new challenge at TNS.”