CLUTCHING the match ball after scoring a 'perfect' hat trick on debut for Chester there was only one question on Akwasi Asante's lips: "How do I get to the bar?"

It was no wonder the 26-year-old Dutch-born striker was in the mood to celebrate following an outstanding performance for the Blues who he helped return to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-1 home victory over Darlington.

Signed just a day before the match on a 28-day loan from Evo-Stick Premier outfit Tamworth, Asante went straight into joint managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley's starting line up for the clash with old Football League rivals Darlington and repaid them with three goals and a brilliant display in becoming the first Chester player since legendary striker Stuart Rimmer to net a hat trick on his first appearance for the Blues.

"It's a great feeling getting a perfect hat trick on your debut," said Asante who scored with a header, his left foot and right foot. "I'm just happy we got the three points because we hadn't won for five games.

"I trained with the lads on Thursday night and did a bit of research by watching some clips on youtube to see who I was up against and who my teammates were and they are a great bunch of lads.

"The way we play suits the way I play and I'm very happy and if I could do that every week I won't be here for long will I?"

The question mark over Asante's future was immediately in the thoughts of both supporters and management following his incredible debut and the realisation that Chester have signed a forward who easily looks at home at this level and perhaps higher.

"It's just nice to score goals," said Asante, who began his senior career in England with Birmingham City before spells at Northampton, Shrewsbury and Solihull Moors for whom he scored 28 times in 61 appearances.

"I've not been playing much football lately but I look after myself off the pitch and I make sure I keep myself in tip-top condition in case of opportunities like today.

"Chester is a very nice club. I've been here a few times and it's a nice ground with nice fans and they shouldn't really be in this league. Going in the bar after the game was amazing: they were all clapping and singing my name and I've never felt anything like it.

"When I spoke to the managers they said it's a loan with a view to a permanent deal depending on how I get on, if I like it, enjoy it and do well so it is already in their mind and we'll see how it goes.

"I've won this league with Solihull and got a move to Grimsby in the Football League where I was doing well but unfortunately Marcus Bignott got sacked and things didn't go my way and I had to leave to get some football which is why I ended up at Tamworth.

"We got relegated and all of sudden you find yourself three leagues below where you should be so I'm happy I've got this loan move to a club in a better league who are playing a better standard of football and I'm here to show what I can do."