KINGSLEY JAMES has lifted the lid on what he has called a 'bizarre experience' during his second spell at Chester.

James will line-up against The Blues for his new club Guiseley on Saturday and he knows he'll get stick from the Chester fans, who he claims don't know the full facts of his last few months at The Deva Stadium.

"I know I'll get a bit of stick but having long hair and a beard, I'm well used to it." said James.

"I've been used to getting call a s**t Robbie Savage everywhere I've gone and I'm Chester fans will have a go on Saturday.

"I think some see me as a money-grabber but that was nowhere near what last season was all about

"The club didn't want me and that was their decision not mine.

"We were in a relegation fight when they let me go to Barrow - a team who were fighting to stay up like Chester and we were only three points behind them.

"I'm not saying Chester would have not got relegated if I'd have stayed but the club made a decision to let me and others go when we wanted to stay, play football and try and help them stay up.

"We didn't want to leave them in the lurch but that was the way it was being painted.

"I think the likes of me, Paul Turnbull, John McCombe and Ross Hannah were blamed wrongly. We were the scapegoats when al we wanted to be was good pros and treated with a bit of respect."

James re-joined Chester on a two year contract 15 months ago after spending a couple of seasons away first with Halifax and then Macclesfield Town.

It was ironic that while his former club were about to embark on a title-winning National League season, Chester were heading the other way and almost oblivion.

"The decision I made to re-join Chester was definitely the right decision," added James, who still played 31 times for the Blues last season before finishing with a 14-match stint at Barrow, who stayed up at Chester's expense.

"We were unlucky in those first five games of the season and we should have picked up more points than we did.

"But it didn't seem to happen for us and things soon started to spiral."

James, who had been recognised internationally with an-England C call-up during his first spell with Chester in the 2014/15 season, had his 24-month contact terminated in July with Blues joint-boss Anthony Johnson praising the Rotherham-born midfielder for accepting his settlement.

That left the 26-year-old form Sheffield United trainee without a club and it was ironic that he found himself back under Marcus Bignot, his last boss at Chester.

"I enjoyed playing for Marcus, he's a good man," added James. "He wasn't give a chance to keep Chester up and it was good to see him get the Guisely job jointly with Russ O'Neill.

"They work well together and we're just getting tings right on the pitch and are unbeaten in five games.

"Despite what some people might think, I've never gone to clubs for more money and the decision to sign for Guiseley was the right decision for me.

"All through my career I've done a lot of travelling. I'm based in Selby now and do academy training in Wakefield.

"Last season at Barrow, I couldn't join up with team on a Friday because of my coaching commitments. I ended up driving to away games after coaching and with so many teams down south, it starts to take his toll.

"So Guiseley suits me down to the ground and I'm enjoying my football. And that's what I should be all about."