They used to hail him as their 'magician' but now Dominic Vose is hoping to wipe the smiles off the Wrexham fans' faces.

Vose, who joined Chester on a short-term deal from Bromley last month and is playing for expenses-only, made a lasting impression on Wrexham's supporters during his albeit brief six-month spell at The Racecourse, producing a series of dazzling performances in Gary Mills' promotion-chasing side.

The 24-year-old also scored a wonder goal back in 2015 for the Reds against Gateshead, which was subsequently voted the best-ever goal scored at The Racecourse by supporters. However, the Lambeth-born winger now has his sights firmly fixed on dealing his former club's play-off bid a major blow when pulling on the blue and white shirt of their bitter rivals.

"I enjoyed Wrexham, I really enjoyed my time there," said Vose, who explained this will be the first time he has returned to one of his former clubs as an opposition player.

"It is a good game to play in back at the Racecourse. I will see some old faces but from a football perspective we have got to go there and get a result, regardless of me.

"I haven’t been back there since. It will be weird and I've not played there since, and I’ll probably run out and warm up on the opposite side because it’s what I’m used to.

"Hopefully I can recreate that goal for Chester. They still owe me the trophy for winning their best goal!

"I don’t know how it will go down with the fans but it is nothing personal. I have got to go there and try and get three points for Chester. That’s the long and the short of it.

"I haven’t scored in four games, so if I score in my fifth game on TV against Wrexham, then that can't be bad.

"Football is a funny old game and people forget, the football fans are fickle. But I think I had a good relationship with the Wrexham fans. I don’t think I have played against an old team – I hope I don’t get any boos."

Vose, who has had spells with Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town, has spoken to Chester about remaining with the club for the remaining 10 games of the campaign, although it remains unlikely the club will be able to pay him a penny for his services.

"I just want to play football as I haven't played all season," he said, who answered an SOS call from his former boss at Grimsby, Marcus Bignot.

"It's the first time I've played three 90 minutes in a week, the other week, in over a year so it's just good to be back playing again.

"When you lose that's when you remember what it's like, the highs and the lows. But you'll always enjoy playing football.

"Nothing is set in stone but I'm here to help the team and help them get out of the relegation places. If I'm here for the 10 games left I am happy to do it."

The Blues were undone 2-0 against Dover Athletic on Tuesday night, with Vose accepting Chris Kinnear's visitors had 'done a job' on Bignot's outfit.

"They came and did a job on us," he added. "That's the long and short of it.

"They play percentages and they were banking on a set-piece and the second goal stems from us trying to attack.

"We try to play the right way and I guess when you're at the bottom you don't get the rub of the green. We should have scored when we were on top first-half and it's hard to take.

"We were the better team but they gambled on a set piece and scored. I can't remember it too much but it's just small defensive mistakes and fair play to them, they travelled X-amount of hours and did a job on us."