Andy Lewis has left Cinderford Town to join Evo-Stik League South West rivals Evesham United after receiving an offer that the Foresters were unable to match.
The 26-year-old re-joined Cinderford from Shortwood United last summer.
Lewis started his career at Swansea City before being released at 16.
He moved to Gloucestershire to study for a teaching degree, joining Shortwood in December 2014 after starting that season with Yate Town.
He had previously been on the books of Cinderford for five years.
Manager Paul Michael told the club`s official Pitchero website: “May I take this opportunity of thanking Andy for his professionalism while being at the club and we wish him well in his future endeavours.
“I would like to personally thank Andy for his contribution to our season so far and for his contribution to the development of our group. Andy has not missed a single session since his arrival including all of pre-season, his attitude on and off the pitch has been exemplary he has set standards for the young players to follow if they want to be successful in the game, hence his appointment as captain. Evesham are getting a fantastic footballer and more than that a genuine, honest character, someone with the potential to help develop the dressing room atmosphere at the club and I wish him every success. Of course, we wanted to keep Andy, but the offer made to him was one that, understandably, he felt impossible to refuse, and he goes with our best wishes”.
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— Cinderford Town AFC (@Cinderford_Town) January 12, 2018