AFC Telford United have confirmed they have reported Chester FC to the FA and National League over what it considers an improper approach for their player Adam Dawson.

The 26-year-old winger joined the Bucks from Southport this summer, but has now left the club to join National League North rivals Chester. AFC Telford say their manager Gavin Cowan received confirmation from Dawson on Sunday evening that he wanted to leave to find a new club closer to his home in Manchester.

However, the club also say that they ‘received information yesterday afternoon to suggest Chester had already made contact with the player regarding a move and that Adam was meeting them last night to agree terms without the football club receiving an official seven-day approach to allow permission for Chester to speak to him.’

The incident has been reported this morning and Chester have said the following:

‘As a club, we strenuously deny any wrongdoing and believe we have acted within all FA guidelines throughout the transfer negotiations with both Adam and his previous club. We await FA ratification of this deal.’