Gary Roberts believes Marcus Bignot’s departure will be a ‘massive loss’ for Chester.

The City Fans United board announced last weekend Bignot’s contract will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the current season, which barring a miraculous set of results in the final five matches is set to culminate in relegation from the National League. Blacon-born Roberts joined the Blues in January on a short-term deal and has become a key figure in the heart of midfield, and says he owes a lot to Bignot for giving him the opportunity to play for his hometown club.

“He’s one of the best, if not the best manager I’ve worked under,” the 31-year-old said. “His tactics are spot on, the way he sets you up day-in-day-out, you know what you’re doing.

“It’s a massive loss for the football club. If they bring anyone in better than what we’ve had then it’ll be some manager.

“He’s given the lads every opportunity. He’s put in so much work on and off the pitch for the club and for the boys and every game we go out, we’re set up off and on the ball.

“He’s been a credit to all the lads and it’s great credit to him for bringing me in and giving me a chance. One of the best I’ve worked under.”

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