NEW Chester loan signing Emmanuel Dieseruvwe is relishing the chance to reunite with joint managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley as he looks to make an instant impact at the Swansway Stadium.

The 23-year-old Leeds-born forward won the National League North title with Salford City last season under the current Blues' management, scoring three goals in 26 games for the Ammies as they gained promotion to non-league's top tier.

But following a season-ending knee injury, the 6ft 5in striker has struggled to get back into the Salford side meaning the opportunity to join the Blues was one the former Chesterfield and Mansfield Town forward was not about to turn down.

"I like them a lot," said Dieseruvwe regarding Chester's joint managers. "I really appreciate them taking me on after I’ve not been playing so much and have been injured.

"It’s tough when you’re injured and you haven’t had much game time and obviously not many people want to take you so I’m very thankful that I can meet up with them again and get some minutes under my belt over the next month.

"It’s been a frustrating time for me. The injury I’ve had has been a niggly one that is just constantly there so I’ve had to manage it and get through as much as I can."

Dieseruvwe came off the bench with 23 minutes left on the clock of Saturday's game against Alfreton Town and with the Blues losing 1-2 he was able to make an impressive debut, setting up Gary Roberts for the leveller and then winning the injury time penalty which sealed a dramatic win.

"I was raring to go when I came off the bench and wanted to make an impact," he said. "It was a bit of a crazy game to be honest. I think we were sloppy in the first half and the boys were saying at half time that it was one of their worst performances all season. It was important we came out after half time and had a good go so it was great to come on and get involved and to get the penalty at the end to win it was a great feeling."

Morley and Johnson have signed Dieseruvwe for a month on loan with the former saying he expects the striker to be used as an "impact substitute" with the player himself admitting it's all dependant on his fitness.

"It’s all down to my knee," he added. "Mentally I’ve made sure I’m right and I’ve battled through it but if I leave it too long I’m just going to miss too many games so I’ve got to just do as much as I can and work on being an impact player over the next month.

"The lads are really good and I’m familiar with a few people here already so it’s nice to be made so welcome and nice to get a win and make a good first impression."