CHESTER FC have announced the signing of striker George Waring following his release from Tranmere Rovers.

The 24-year-old arrives at the Swansway Chester Stadium in time for this weekend's trip to Spennymoor and the move marks a return home for Waring who began his footballing career at the Chester City Academy.

Waring, from Kingsley, went on to join Everton aged 14. Permanent spells at Stoke City and Tranmere Rovers have followed, with loan spells at the likes of Barnsley and Shrewsbury Town.

Most recently, he had two separate loan spells with Kidderminster Harriers – at the back end of last season and then returning to Aggborough in November of last year.

Joint Blues boss Anthony Johnson told Chester TV: “It’s been well documented the problems we’ve had this season with strikers.

“The loss of Shaun Tuton early on and injuries to Matty Hughes, Akwasi Asante and Anthony Dudley has left us paralysed at times in that area of the pitch so to get someone with the quality of George signed for the rest season has been a god send.

“We believe he’ll make a big contribution and are delighted to welcome him to Chester.”