CHESTER have fought off interest from teams higher up the football pyramid to secure the services of Jamie Morgan.

The highly rated full-back has joined the Blues front Nantwich Town, where he scooped three end of season awards.

Morgan, 21, landed Nantwich’s Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Management Player of the Season after making 41 appearances.

Speaking to, joint boss Bernard Morley said: “We are delighted to have Jamie on board for next season.

“He fits the profile of the kind of player we want at this football club – he’s young, hungry and determined to climb the leagues.”

Morley’s fellow joint boss, Anthony Johnson, was delighted to get the deal over the line.

Replying to the signing news, he tweeted: “Great signing for the club, lots of interest higher up the ladder in Jamie so we’re absolutely delighted he’s joined.”

Morgan’s message to the Blues’ faithful was short and sweet, sending a brief audio clip that said: “I’m really happy to sign, can’t wait to get started.”

Chester’s fellow National League North promotion hopefuls, Blyth Spartans, meanwhile, have appointed former Birmingham boss Lee Clark as their new boss.

Clark, 46, who also had spells in charge of Huddersfield and Blackpool, has been out of the game since being sacked by Bury in 2017.

“Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England international and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager,” the National League North side said on their official website.

Clark made over 500 appearances in total as a player for Newcastle, Sunderland and Fulham before taking on his first role in management at Huddersfield Town in 2008.

“First and foremost, it’s football - I love it, I want to be on the grass,” Clark said. “I’ve been out of the game too long and it’s an opportunity to be at home around my family at a great club with great tradition. When they contacted me I was honoured.”