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Long-Serving Barrett Ends Gresley Reign

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Jamie Barrett, Gresley FC’s player with the most appearances, has decided to leave the Evo-Stik League South club, who have recently lost their manager and chairman.

Earlier this season, the 34-year-old broke the club`s thirteen-year-old record of Gresley Rovers legend Richard Wardle of 624 games in the club’s 1-1 draw at Stocksbridge Park Steels.

The Moatmen`s captain and former Sheffield United trainee, whose previous clubs also include Mickleover Sports and Bromsgrove Rovers, has become a firm favourite amongst the club’s supporters over the years and is renowned for his consistent level of performance in a Gresley shirt.

Barrett told the club`s official website: “After a long and hard season and I have now had chance to reflect on my playing career which has spanned almost seventeen years all at Gresley Football Club. This has resulted in me attaining the record number of appearances for both Gresley teams.

“I feel that the time is now right for me to move on with today being my last in a Gresley shirt

“I still intend to play football at some level, but I am not sure at this time where this will be.

“I would like to thank all officials at Gresley Football club, the supporters club, loyal fans and team-mates who have been supportive to me over my playing career.

“Gresley FC will always be in my heart”.

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