While a swift return to National League action may have been the preferred option after a valuable win, Chester FC boss Marcus Bignot insists his side harbour Wembley ambitions for the FA Trophy. The Blues host AFC Fylde on Saturday in the first round of non-league football’s premier cup competition, aiming to bring an end to the long wait for an appearance at the home of English football.
While some things have changed drastically for Chester FC over the past quarter of a century, in other respects little has changed. We delved into the Chronicle archives to see what was happening in December of 1992, as the Blues found themselves embroiled in a relegation battle in Division Two under the stewardship of manager Graham Barrow. This month Chester will have faced Solihull Moors, FC Halifax Town, Guiseley and Hartlepool United in the National League.
While Chester FC celebrated a vital 1-0 win on Saturday over Solihull Moors, other members of the squad were in action elsewhere. Since manager Marcus Bignot's arrival as manager of the Blues he has shaken up his squad and sent a number of players out on loan in a bid to get regular first-team football. Five members of the Blues' squad are out on loan at present. Here's how they have been getting on.
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