Former Chester City midfielder Jonathan Walters says he was disappointed but not surprised to see his former club Chester City’s long-running financial woes lead to their expulsion from the Blue Square Premier last week.
The 26-year-old joined the Blues from Chester, then in League Two, in January 2007.
Walters told the Ipswich Town Football Club site: “It’s disappointing obviously to see the situation Chester are in. I’m not surprised though. There were signs of the problems they were having when I was there – people were getting paid late virtually every month.
“If you are only getting in a couple of thousand fans every two weeks to watch home games and from that you’ve got to finance away trips, pay wages and everything else – it’s difficult to see how they can afford to cover their outgoings.
“I think a lot of the League Two and even League One clubs face that problem and it’s only a matter of time before clubs start to go out of business.
“They introduced the penalty for clubs going into administration a few years back and that number seems to be on the rise. It’s a worry for the game. When you see Premier League clubs like Portsmouth struggling, you know there is a real problem.”