Chester FC sign striker Jonathan Atkinson from Cammell Laird

Chester have increased their attacking options by signing Jonathan Atkinson from Northern Premier League club Cammell Laird.

Full details of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but Atkinson, 25, has scored seven goals in nine games this season.

And he was on target for Chester in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Welsh club Connah's Quay on Tuesday.

"We're not expecting him to come in and set the world alight right away," said Chester boss Neil Young.

"He's got a good physique, he's strong and he holds the ball up well. We will try and work with him and educate him at the higher level."