Paul Turnbull and Liam Davies have both been released by Chester by mutual consent.

Turnbull, 29, made 25 appearances for the Blues since his summer arrival on a two-year deal from Barrow, but the club have been keen to offload the midfielder due to the length of his contract and the fact he was one of the club's highest earners.

Turnbull had been subject of an approach from Stockport County three weeks ago but was unable to agree terms.

Davies, brother of Everton midfielder Tom, has found minutes hard to come by since Marcus Bignot took charge as manager in mid-September, and has come to an agreement to leave Chester early, having been limited to just two appearances this campaign.