Chester striker Jordan Archer has signed for League Two side Bury, for a fee in the region of £20,000.

The 24-year-old, who joined the Blues from Stourbridge last October, has been the subject of interest from the likes of Chesterfield, Salford City and Southport in recent weeks, but has now sealed a move to the Shakers, managed by former Chester City forward Ryan Lowe, who had a bid accepted earlier this week.

The fee is understood to be in the region of £20,000 with Chester also securing a sell-on clause for the highly-rated forward.

Archer scored four goals in 19 appearances for Chester last season, in an injury-hit campaign which culminated in the Blues’ relegation from the National League.

Archer’s departure leaves Chester without a recognised centre-forward, something joint-managers Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson will be keen to address as a matter of urgency.

A former Football League midfielder has agreed terms with the Blues and is set to be unveiled in the next 24 hours having undergone a medical, while talks are ongoing with a prolific lower non-league frontman.