SEAN Clancy is back in the division where he enjoyed the best season of his career.
The right winger or full-back, released by Fleetwood Town at the end of the season, has signed for Evo-Stik League champions Chester City ahead of their return to the Football Conference.
24-year-old Clancy netted 18 of his 26 league goals for Town in his first season at Highbury, 2009/10, when he helped them win promotion from the Conference North at the second attempt.
Chester manager Neil Young said: “It’s a great signing for the club. Sean can improve us going forward and has a proven record in Conference North, where he has scored plenty of goals.
“There were other clubs in for Sean, including clubs from the Blue Square Bet Premier who were offering much more financially, but he has chosen Chester as he sees the ambition of the club.”
Liverpudlian Clancy, who started his career as a Blackpool trainee, made 87 league appearances for Town after his move from Burscough but was one of nine players released after the club’s promotion to the Football League.
*Town’s eagerly anticipated Capital One Cup tie against Championship club Nottingham Forest has been fixed for Monday August 13.
For the first time, the opening round of the League Cup is to be played during the week before the Football League campaign kicks-off, on August 18 when Town host Torquay in their first ever League Two match.
Tickets for both these Highbury matches go on sale on Monday week.
Cup tickets are priced £14-15 for seats (concessions £6-10) and £12.50 for standing (£5-8). Prices will be higher on the night.
*Chairman Andy Pilley has expressed his delight with season ticket sales ahead of Town’s landmark campaign.
He said: “It has been noticeable that 70 per cent of new season tickets have been sold to first-time applicants. That means people who came along for first time last season, saw that the product and facilities are good and now want to be involved.”