The best team in Chester FC’s history is re-uniting to raise funds for the cash-strapped football club.

Chester’s Former Players Association has teamed up with the Chester FC Community Trust to arrange the one-off reunion evening next month. It will bring together the squad which finished fifth in Division Three (now League One) in the 1977-78 season - the Blues’ highest league finish.

The title of the ‘best’ team in the club’s history is something which many fans will debate. Sides managed by Ken Roberts, Harry McNally, Graham Barrow, Mark Wright and Neil Young come into the reckoning, but none of them can match the finish achieved by Alan Oakes’ class of 77-78.

The ‘Best Ever Blues’ night will see players will reunite for an evening of celebration, nostalgia, and entertainment at the Blues Bar in the Swansway Stadium on Friday, April 6 (7.30pm). Tickets priced £15 are on sale now from Chester FC, with the price including a hot meal. Proceeds will be split between Chester FC’s fighting fund and the FPA fund.

FPA chairman Alan Tarbuck said: “This has been a difficult season for the football club. We want to add to the amazing efforts already seen from the fans and do what we can to add to the fighting fund.”

Players who have committed to attend so far are Brian Lloyd, Grenville Millington, Bob Delgado, Jim Walker, Nigel Edwards, Ian Edwards, Mike Kearney, Brynley Jones, and Ken Roberts, the club’s general manager at the time.