Chester board member Jeff Banks believes Chester’s ‘brilliant’ supporters will back their new season ticket initiative despite the ongoing delay in appointing a new manager.

The Blues have taken the decision to significantly reduce season ticket prices for the upcoming National League North campaign, understanding the need to provide ‘realistic and affordable’ pricing in a bid to entice fans back to the Deva following this season’s dismal relegation.

Tickets went on sale on Tuesday, but many supporters are understandably waiting to see who is appointed as Chester’s fifth permanent manager since reforming in 2010, after talks with number one target Neil Redfearn broke down over the weekend, the former Leeds United head coach refusing to agree terms with the Blues.

Positive discussions have taken place with up to four new candidates for the job, who are not understood to have initially applied for the vacancy.

“It was essential to reduce the prices with us dropping down into National League North,” Banks explained. “When the working group came together we had pricing plans in place for staying up and dropping down, but we knew we had to make the pricing realistic and affordable.

“It’s going to be challenging, we all know that but wherever possible we will try our utmost to get people back through the gates and watching Chester.”

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