Former Stoke City captain Danny Higginbotham has joined Conference side Chester FC on a contract until the end of the season.

Famed at Stoke for scoring the goal which took the Potters to the 2011 FA Cup semi-final at Wembley (where they went on to beat Bolton 5-0), Higginbotham was an integral part of the squad under former manager Tony Pulis which could be why he had two spells at the Britannia Stadium, either side of an unsuccessful year long stay at Sunderland.

The 34-year-old dropped down the pecking order at Stoke when Danny Collins arrived and also sadly missed Stoke's first ever FA Cup final with a knee injury, which he admitted 'made him jealous of his team mates'.

After various loan moves to Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town, Higginbotham finally left the Britannia Stadium in this year's January transfer window, when Stoke City accepted an offer from Sheffield United. 

He joined up with former Stoke City player Dave Kitson and went on to make 15 appearances for The Blades at the back end of last season.

But today, just two months after activating a clause in his contract to extend it for a further season, the defender seems to have fallen out of Chris Morgan's starting XI and has gone in search of regular football at conference side Chester.

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