SCORES of Chester FC fans have donated thousands of pounds to help one of the club's players meet the cost of his injury recovery.

The Blues revealed striker Kole Hall has been sidelined with a meniscus injury which now requires surgery.

The 25-year-old, who found the net in Chester FC's 3-0 home win against King's Lynn Town earlier this season, has not played since the Blues' match against Hereford on September 5.

The club revealed the surgery is expected to keep the Bermudan international player out of action until the new year.

Hall, who along with the rest of the Blues squad recently donated his FA Cup match win bonus to fans group Cestrians 1885, is also expected to cover the majority of medical costs, as revealed by manager Calum McIntyre, who said he was "gutted for Kole" as the player had been battling injury since last Christmas.

Now Cestrians 1885 has decided to repay Hall's kindness by setting up a fundraiser to help meet those costs.

And within days, fans have given generously, with more than £3,000 donated.

Hall, responding on social media, wrote: "WOW! Thank you so much, words can’t describe how much this means to me! Thank you to everyone who has contributed, your support is appreciated 💙. @Cestrians_1885 thank you so much! Without you guys none of this would be possible."

It is not the first time Chester FC fans have donated to help players in their injury recovery.

Last year, Chester Former Players' Association, with the support of Chester FC, raised thousands of pounds to help fund Matty Waters in his injury recovery from a a ruptured ACL sustained while playing against Kidderminster Harriers in April.

And fans also dug deep to help Matty Hughes in 2018, when the forward was unable to work in his second job due to his torn ACL.