Danny Elliott is ready to make a ‘big impact’ with Chester this season.

After an itinerant career that has already taken in spells in the USA and Spain, the 23-year old striker now hopes to propel the Blues to National League North glory.

A free agent after being released by Port Vale earlier in the summer, Eliott was snapped up by managerial duo Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley after a successful trial at The Deva.

And less than a month after making the switch to the north west, the Nottingham-born attacker says he already feels at home at his new club.

“It’s only been three weeks since I came here, but so far I’m really enjoying it”, said Elliott.

“I was impressed by the set-up here, the facilities and the ambitions the club has to move forward.

“There’s a lot of characters in the dressing room - a lot of winners - and it’s felt like the right fit for me.

“With so many experienced lads in there, they’re always passing on little tips to me and I feel like I’m learning all the time.

“The managers have brought me here to stretch the opposition’s defences and score goals. That’s what I’m here to do and I want to help push this team as high up the league as possible next season.”

The six-foot attacker also praised Johnson and Morley’s meticulous coaching style during and after training sessions.

Elliott believes the pair can help him thrive at the club, as he offered some insight into their methods and the scrutiny Blues players are under.

He added: “They’re both really hands-on managers with a real passion for the game.

“Even after games they’re always analysing footage of us and looking at the areas we can be better.

“Johnno’s sent me video clips of my game highlighted things that can be improved and that need to be worked on, and I respect that because I want to be the best player I can be.

“Their enthusiasm and passion’s always there and that filters down to the players, and for me personally I want to repay the faith they’ve shown in me.”

Having come through the youth system at Aston Villa, where he counted a young Jack Grealish among his team mates, Elliott moved on to the Nottingham Forest academy.

When a professional contract failed to materialise at the City Ground, Elliott chose to study for A-levels before he made the switch to the US College side Hofstra Pride.

As part of the New-York based club, Elliott made 68 appearances and netted 14 times in a three-year period.

Spells with North Carolina FC and Long Island Rough Riders followed, which preceded a brief stint in the fourth tier on Spanish football with San Cristobal.

Elliott reflects fondly on his formative years in the game, saying: “After being released at 16 by Forest I was encouraged by my parents to do my A-levels.

“When I finished them at 18 I had a decision to make, and instead of going down the coaching route I chose to go and play in America, which was massive for me.

“It’s not something a lot of British footballers do at that stage of their careers, but I loved it out there.

“Anyone who wants to play professional sport out there has to go through the college system and the set-up was brilliant.

“You’re playing in front of thousands of people, the facilities are great and so is the lifestyle.

"It was a brilliant time for me out there and I learned a lot from it, but now I feel like I’m ready to prove myself in this country.”

Scoring on his Blues debut in the heavy pre-season defeat to Wigan endeared Elliott to the Blues faithful early on.

He has since turned out six times in their schedule of summer friendlies, also scoring in a 4-1 win over Northwich.

Despite a positive start to life with the the Blues, Elliott would not be drawn on any personal goals target he may have set for himself this term.

He said: “I don’t like to speak about targets, I prefer to keep them to myself.

“I just want to be involved in as many games as possible and scoring as often as I can.

“I’m a big believer in repetitive practice and I’m always doing extra finishing sessions in training to be as sharp as I can be.

“Hopefully that keeps paying off and I can show what I can do for Chester.”