Chester joint-manager Anthony Johnson was delighted to see fans return to the Deva on Tuesday night.

The home faithful witnessed a frenetic 5-3 victory for the Blues, with supporters being able to watch the team for the first time in nine months for a limited-attendance pilot event for season-ticket holders only.

The club now hopes to be able to welcome non-season ticket holders for future matches, with a reduced capacity and strict social distancing measures in place.

Johnson told the club website: “It’s the small things you miss when the fans aren’t in, like last night and being able to clap the supporters who are drenched head to toe at the end of the game.

“The little things like the fan you can always hear who always sits behind you egging the players on and getting frustrated at the same time.”

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