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Trundle joins Chester

Lee Trundle

Lee Trundle

Former Preston striker Lee Trundle has joined Conference North leaders Chester.

The veteran centre forward was released from his contract at Deepdale in January after enduring an injury-ravaged season.

Signed in the summer by previous North End boss Graham Westley, Trundle was seriously injured in a pre-season friendly at Morecambe, which limited him to only a few minutes of first-team action at Deepdale for the rest of the season.

The 36-year-old mutually agreed to end his stay at PNE early, with a view to playing non-league football while combining a burgeoning career in the media.

Chester boss Neil Young had no hesitation in offering Trundle – scorer of more than 100 Football League goals and once the subject of a £1m transfer to Bristol City – a non-contract deal for the rest of the season.

He said: “We tried to sign Lee in the summer but there were League clubs in for him and he eventually went to Preston,” said Young.

“He picked up a bad injury in his second game but he is now clear of that and he has been training full-time at Preston.

“Lee contacted me to see if we were still interested. We were, as when a player of his experience and ability comes along with 10 weeks of the season to go you have to be.”

 

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