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Chester fans vote for new club name

City Fans United has voted to rename Chester City 'Chester Rugby Club' as part of plans to reform the club next season.

The decision brings back the name that the original club carried until adding the word 'City' to their title in 1983.

More than 1,000 fans took part in the vote with Chester FC polling 70% of the votes cast.

City Fans United spokesman Jeff Banks said: "The fans want to go back to the name Chester Rugby Club as that's the name that everyone used to associate us with."

The fans group hope to enter the reformed club in a lower league and still play their home games at the Deva Stadium.

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