Simon Olorenshaw has been officially appointed as the new City Fans United (CFU) chairman.

The CFU, the supporters group that owns Chester FC, moved to re-appoint Olorenshaw, who served as chairman for just under a year until November 2016 due to his work commitments with Merseyrail.

Olorenshaw joined the board last month along with Mark Howell, Jeff Banks and Calvin Hughes, after the resignations of four board members, including then-chairman Jonny Hughes, after the full extent of the financial crisis at Chester were revealed to members.

"I am privileged to be re-appointed," Olorenshaw said. "Despite the current situation we find ourselves in, I am confident that there is a future for our football club.

"We have a duty to our supporters, our youth and our community to win this battle and move forward. There is going to have to be a lot of hard work put in over the coming months, but with everyone's support we will achieve our goal of being a sustainable fans owned club."

The next CFU members meeting takes place on Thursday at 7.30pm where there will be an update on the club's fundraising, with the latest figure standing at over £81,000, with the board opting to revise the the fundraising target to £150,000 in order to further help reduce the cashflow situation at the club.