Chester boss Mark Wright has made further cuts to his squad by releasing Ritchie Partridge and Paul Rutherford.

The midfield duo, along with Damien Mozika, James Vaughan and Laurence Wilson, have been shown the door since the Blues` relegation from the Football League.

But defenders Glenn Rule and Shaun Kelly have both been offered new deals while Lloyd Ellams and James Owen have signed first-year professional contracts.

Ryan Lowe, Paul Linwood and Kevin Ellison have already left the club my mutual consent.

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