Hopley: Chester is a massive club
New Chester striker Rob Hopley has described his new club as a massive one with big ambitions. Hopley, who signed in at the Deva Stadium last week, joins Greg Stones, Stuart Graves and Anthony Sheehan who have also followed Neil Young and Gary Jones down the A55 from Colwyn Bay to join the Chester revolution. The 25-year-old striker spent two seasons at Llanelian Road after signing in from Leek Town and he went on to be Bay's top goalscorer in his first season before a knee injury wrecked his second term at the North Wales-based club. Hopley told the North Wales Weekly News that he loved his time with the Seagulls, but there are a number of reasons behind his decision to join Chester. "Firstly the main reason is that my girlfriend is pregnant now, so it is going to be a big year for me and the travelling factor was a big pull in going to Chester as it is only 30 minutes away for me," he says. "Another was obviously playing for Neil Young and Gary Jones again who I love playing for, and lastly I see Chester as a massive challenge and a massive club with big ambitions. "I want to thank the fans at Colwyn Bay, who have been brilliant towards me ever since I signed two years ago. it has been the best club I've played for and I've really enjoyed my time at the Bay - apart from the day I got injured! "Even though I was injured for most of last season I still felt a part of the team and the club and I loved coming to watch all the games both home and away.
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