Halifax Town: Jamie Rainford staying at Chester

Halifax Town’s bid to bring Jamie Rainford to the Shay appears to be over after the striker decided his future was with Chester.

The former Marine frontman enjoyed a productive loan spell with the Shaymen but returned after the Boxing Day game against Gainsborough Trinity.

Town are believed to have agreed a fee with Chester but Liverpool-born Rainford has announced on Twitter that he is staying in the north west.

He tweeted: “Finally after the hardest 10 days in football for me, i have decided that Chester FC is where my future lies.

“Want to wish Halifax an there Fans all the best for there support its a special club an defo goin places this year.

“Fresh start at chester time to stand up an be counted. Am gona work as hard as i can an make sure when my time comes i will grab it with both hands. Lookin forward to the near future.”