Chester knock back Tigers
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chester City are determined to hold on to Hull target Kevin Ellison.Chester City chairman Stephen Vaughan has declared he is determined to hold on to star player Kevin Ellison, despite strong interest from Hull City.
Ellison, as top scorer for the club, has contributed with ten goals from midfield already this season after joining from Stockport in the summer.
Hull have tested the resolve of the League Two outfit with two large offers, including a proposal for two players to go the Deva Stadium in return.
City boss Peter Taylor is looking for a source of goals since League One's top marksman, Stuart Elliot, was ruled out for the Tigers for up to six weeks.
However despite the lure of potential Championship football with top-of-the-table Hull, Vaughan insisted that 25-year-old Ellison is content to stay with Chester, and that the club are looking to retain players under the leadership of manager Ian Rush.
"I had a conversation with [Hull chairman] Adam Pearson and we've rejected their offer because we want to keep him around," declared the Chester supremo.
"We want to add to our squad and not see our better players leave. I've also spoken to the lad and he's happy to stay around."